VIA – Two cold-blooded California teens were sentenced to 30 years in prison for their “evil deeds” in a sadistic attack on an 87-year-old woman.

Raymond Miranda, 15, and Ruben Melanson, 16, beat their victim, sexually assaulted her and poured bleach down her throat before leaving her for dead.

The woman, confined to a wheelchair since the attack, faced the two scumbags on Friday in Riverside County court.


“I want them to look at me and remember me,” she said, according to the Riverside Press-Enterprise. “You terrorised me and took away my independence.”

The woman was asleep in April 2014 when the teenagers snuck into a retirement complex in the small city of Hemet and began torturing the woman, authorities said.

They poured two bottles of bleach over her face and in her mouth, subjecting her to life-threatening chemical burns.

Police busted Melanson nearby after a short foot chase. They apprehended Miranda later after releasing a “wanted” poster for his arrest. The two were convicted of burglary, elder abuse with great bodily injury, sexual penetration with a foreign object by force and rape.


Miranda apologised on Friday during sentencing.

“I’m sorry for going into your house,” he said. “I don’t expect you to forgive me. But I apologize for going to your house. I’m sorry. I truly am. I don’t expect you to forgive me.”

She thanked Miranda for his apology but stopped short of forgiving either of the teens.

“Now for the boys, I want them to look at me,” she said, according to CBS-Los Angeles. “I appreciate your apology. I want you to look at me and remember me because when you broke into my apartment in April, you terrorised me and also you took away my independence. You did evil things.”

The teens will go to a juvenile facility until they’re 18 years old, and then transfer to an adult prison.


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