After being raped and stabbed 17 times, Melissa Schuster was laying on the floor while the man who attacked her was searching her home. She knew she was going to die if she didn’t do something. She summoned all her strength and ran to her neighbor’s house. Days later, she picked the attacker out of a line up. He has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, aggravated criminal sexual assault, home invasion and armed robbery. Melissa Schuster says: “I defeated him. I took him down. Ultimately, I won in the end.”
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