Aug. 29, 1997
Christopher Maier, a 21-year-old junior at the University of
Kentucky, killed as he and his 23-year-old girlfriend, were
taking a shortcut from one party to another. The two were
walking along some railroad tracks when they were assaulted.
Christopher Maier's girlfriend, the only
person to have survived an attack by Maturino Resendiz
described in detail how she was raped, beaten and left to
die along railroad tracks in Lexington, Ky., after he killed
The 23-year-old victim was the last
witness to testify for the prosecution during the sentencing
phase of Maturino Resendiz's capital murder trial.
The victim said Maturino Resendiz bound
and gag her and her boyfriend, 21-year-old Christopher Maier,
on Aug. 29, 1997, as the two were returning from a
fraternity party at the University of Kentucky. An armed
Maturino Resendiz approached the couple and demanded money.
When he could not find any, he tied the couple with clothing
and her belt, and struck Maier repeatedly in the head with a
rock, she said.
"He went over to [Maier] and came back and
said he's gone. You don't have to worry about him anymore,"
the victim said.
The victim said Maturino Resendiz then
raped her and left her. Even with a broken eye socket and
jaw, she was able to walk to a nearby home, where a man cut
her gag off and called for help. She also had a stab wound
to the neck and cuts on her head and face, she said.