Woman assaulted during violent home invasion
October 3, 2015
Police are looking for at least two men who violently assaulted a Santa Maria woman during a Friday afternoon home invasion. [KCOY]
Shortly before noon, the suspects allegedly entered a home on the 700 block of Lincoln Street. Two intruders then violently attacked and sexually assaulted an occupant of the residence.
The victim fought against the intruders who eventually fled on foot.
In a similar home invasion in July, two men broke into the home of 64-year-old Marilyn Pharis while she was sleeping. Victor Aureliano Martinez Ramirez, an illegal immigrant, and a co-defendant beat Pharis with a hammer and sexually assaulted her, according to Santa Maria police.
Eight days later, Pharis died in the hospital.
Friday’s victim is recovering in a local hospital. Police are asking anyone with information about the home invasion to call (805) 928-3781.