“And so, you know, in these seconds, you’re trying to process, like, who is this person at the end of your bed?”
She revealed that Lapointe was holding something in his hand at the time, but she could not tell whether it was a gun or knife or something like a TV remote.
Ms Marchionda said she was then sexually assaulted and raped for more than two hours. “All I thought about was surviving. Because I have these three beautiful children I wanted to go home to,” she said.
According to court records, Ms Marchionda was staying at the hotel as part of a business trip and was in the hotel’s bar when a man, later identified as LaPointe, approached her.