A Michigan woman recounted a nightmarish attack that she likened to a “horror movie” during a court hearing on Wednesday. The brutal assault was committed by the victim’s one-time friend – who allegedly bit off her ear and ate her cheek.
It started out as a friendly get-together
An unnamed 48-year-old woman invited Allison Thompson Weaver over to her home for some alcoholic beverages on Sept. 16, 2019. The two women were friends and former neighbors.
Weaver allegedly made sexual advances toward the homeowner, but she was not interested.
“She put the alcohol beverages that she brought – she put them down,” the victim said, according to WDIV. “She came over to give me a hug because we hadn’t seen each other in a long time, and that’s when she proceeded to kiss me. She kissed me with an open mouth kiss, and my reaction was to just kind of laugh and brush it off and stop it.”
The homeowner went to bed, but was reportedly awakened by a nude Weaver on top of her.
‘My life changed forever’
“On Sept. 16, 2019, my life changed forever. I let Allison Thompson Weaver in my home, and in return, she tried to kill me. If the police hadn’t shown up when they did, from neighbors calling 9-1-1, I wouldn’t be here today,” the victim told the courtroom during Weaver’s hearing.
“(I remember) jumping off my bed and seeing Allison on all fours on my bed, and me standing there and she was on all fours giving me a really scary look,” the anonymous woman said. “I was, like, ‘Allison, Allison, what are you doing?’ She just kept giving me this look with her head going back and forth. I was, like, ‘What are you doing?’ She just lunged at me, and she just started strangling me.”
“I have some memories of the attack that night, like bits and pieces of a horror movie,” the victim recalled. “First, of waking up in my own bed to find her in some animal-like crawling position, naked, ready to pounce on me. Her strangling me, the expression on her face, until I was unconscious.”
She added, “I do remember seeing pure evil in her eyes, though, and I truly believe nothing can save her.”
The ‘cannibalistic rapist’ told the victim: ‘You have to die’
The victim told the judge that she has permanent nerve damage all over her body because Weaver had bitten her breasts, vagina, and face.
“She bit off my ear and literally consumed parts of me, like my cheek, for instance,” she claimed. “The pain in my neck, shoulder, and back, even with physical therapy, is only getting worse. I have been trying to avoid more surgeries, if possible, than I’ve already had.”
“The extreme pain I felt as I regained consciousness and could not move from being raped, beaten, and literally eaten alive from head to toe,” the woman said. “I knew in my head what was happening to me, and I couldn’t do a thing about it.”
“Then she whispered the words, ‘You have to die.’ I begged her, ‘I’ll do anything you want.’ But she laughed and replied, ‘It’s too late,’ and began strangling me again, a second time,” the woman remembered. “This time, I saw my loved ones flash before my eyes. I saw a bright light, and I saw the end of my life. That’s all I remember until the hospital.”
The victim said that the “hundreds” of photos of vicious bite marks all over her body “just begin to show what this cannibalistic rapist put me through, all the while with a smile on her face.”
Assailant claimed to be a ‘wolf’ during sex attack
The brutal sex attack was heard by neighbors at the Lake Village Apartments in Rochester Hills. The resident informed police that he could hear a person moaning and begging for help.
Deputies from the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office responded to the call at 1:23 a.m. on Sept. 17, 2019.
Deputies knocked on the front door of the victim’s apartment, but nobody answered. They could hear a person wailing and calling for help. Police said they entered through an unlocked door and found the two women in a bedroom.
Sgt. Jason Dalbec of the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office testified in 2019, “They saw the two women covered in blood. One was lying on the floor. Another was kneeling next to her, and they’re both in this dazed and confused (state).”
Deputy Shawn Hopkins told the courtroom, “One was lying on her back on the floor, the other one was sitting up on her knees between the bed and the victim lying on the floor.”
“(Weaver) seemed to be in a happy-type mood,” Hopkins revealed. “She was having a good time. (The victim) was very quiet – almost appeared like she may have been in shock.”
Hopkins added, “Ms. Weaver told me that they were having consensual sex and that (the victim) was a vampire and that Ms. Weaver was the wolf.”
Hopkins said of the victim, “Other than the fact that she appeared to be covered in blood, I noticed a large wound to the side of her left eye area and cheek, and I also noticed that the outer edge of her left ear appeared to be missing. (The wound on her cheek) was approximately an inch in diameter. It appeared the flesh was completely gone like it had been removed from her face, possibly bitten off.”
He noted, “I noticed the outer edge – the curve on the back side of her ear – appeared to be missing from just above the earlobe to up around the top part of the ear.”
Deputies said Weaver was under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. They found alcohol, marijuana packages, and prescription medications in the kitchen.
Weaver was taken into custody by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office deputies.
Dalbec remarked, “This is very unusual. This is one of those cases that will be once in a lifetime for deputies.”
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Surviving the ‘horror movie’ attack was a ‘miracle’
The victim told the court, “No one knows why she chose me to be her victim that night. The doctors at the hospital said it was nothing short of a miracle that I survived that attack that night.”
The victim stated, “Every hour of every day, I deal with excruciating pain because of what she did to me and the countless bite wounds.”
“I’m learning to live with the pain and countless scars, as well as the countless stares I receive, but what is scaring me is the nonstop visions of her demon eyes killing me and the fact that she will try to do this again someday,” she said.
Judge says ‘horrific is not even the word’ for the savage attack
Oakland County Judge Nanci Grant said the savage abuse that the victim suffered was more violent than murder cases.
“The victim started off her statement, ‘It was like being in a horror movie,’ and I wrote that down because when I reviewed the (pre-sentence investigation), I had to read it a few times because I couldn’t believe what I was reading,” Grant said. “Then, when I talked to (the attorney) about it, the first thing out of his mouth was, ‘It was like reading a script for a horror movie.'”
“I can’t even imagine what you were going through … I’ve been up here for 25 years and I’ve seen murder cases that were not nearly as violent as this case,” Grant declared. “I can’t imagine, psychologically, where you (Weaver) were in doing this to her, and the excuses that were made for it, and then this is the first time I saw the medical records in terms of all the wounds on her body and her face and her genitalia. ‘Horrific’ is not even the word for it.”
Weaver, 47, had been charged with second-degree criminal sexual conduct, assault with intent to do great bodily harm, assault with intent to maim, and assault by strangulation. On Wednesday, Weaver pleaded guilty to assault charges.
Judge Grant sentenced Weaver to 10-15 years in prison, and she must register as a sex offender.
Grant said of the sentence, “I think this is the correct resolution to this particular matter. I don’t think that these charges would ever have intended to reflect what actually happened here. These charges are not what was seen here. So in some ways, it’s a gift (for Weaver) what these charges are.”
The victim reacted to the judge’s sentence.
“I don’t think it’s fair that she has taken so much away from me that I can never get back,” the woman told the judge. “She stole a part of me and she broke a part of me. She took away my sense of safety and trust, and so much more. Everything that this thing has done to me deserves more than 10-15 years behind bars. I will be living with these problems, pains, damages, and fears for the rest of my life.”
Weaver told the court, “I would like to apologize to the victim and her family, and also to my family, as well. I do feel really, really horrible about what happened. I wish I could take it away.”
Victim remembers night of ‘cannibalistic’ attack