Help Angel Rogers Keep Attempted Murderer In Prison
Help Angel Rogers Keep Attempted Murderer In Prison
This is the story of how Angel Rogers fought to save her own life against an attacker who attempted to kill her. Her attacker was charged and convicted by a jury of attempted murder and domestic battery in the first degree. After less than five years, the attacker's first parole hearing is April 17, 2019. We need Angel's friends, family, and community to come together and sign this petition to keep her attacker where he belongs, in prison. Angel has been encouraged by her attorney and therapist to also get letters from as many friends and family members as possible on her behalf. These letters can express how you think her attacker should serve his full term, not be eligible for parole, how this attack change Angel's life, the struggles you have witnessed her face, or anything else you would like to put in your letter. Please Facebook message Angel for her home address or email to send your letters to. You can also send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will make sure I print them and get them to Angel. On April 17th there will be an army of family and friends behind Angel to face the parole board with the petition, letters, gruesome pictures of her devastating injuries, evidence from the trial, and anything else we can use to keep him behind bars. Below, is Angel's incredible story of survival. Warning: I have included nearly all the details of this night. I want people to remember just how terrible this was.
On August 8, 2014, Joseph "Joe" Charles Williams, viciously attacked Angel at her home nearly killing her. Mr. Williams parked his car a block away from Angel's home on a rainy night, snuck through neighboring yards, and watched Angel sitting under her carport from the dark yard for several minutes. He then appeared out of the dark, wearing a raincoat and gloves, and holding a large serrated steak knife in his hand. Angel begged him to not do anything to her, even desperately telling him she would take him back and they would be happy in an attempt to keep him calm. He attacked her anyway. Joe stabbed Angel multiple times, slitting her throat and stabbing her in the neck. Angel's hands took the brunt of all the other multiple stabbing attempts. Angel fought back a man twice her size and grabbed the serrated knife with her bare hands multiple times. Each time she would grab the knife to stop from being stabbed, he would rip the knife back out of her hands which caused devastating damage to her hands. The only reason the attack stopped is because Angel fought back and was able to get inside her home and lock the door. Joe then left her to die.
Once Angel got inside, she realized her cell phone was still outside and she had no way to call 911. Not knowing if Joe was waiting outside to finish what he started she tried to log into her old slow desktop computer to get help. While waiting for her internet to connect she started to become dizzy and lightheaded from all the blood loss. As she was holding a towel up to her neck, she put rubber gloves on her hands because they were bleeding everywhere. After waiting for her computer to turn on and connect to the internet, she was able to type messages out to her children for help, however, Angel knew she was becoming too light headed and would soon pass out and bleed out in her own home if she waited for help so she decided to take action being the fighter is she, grabbed her keys, ran out the door to her car, and drove herself to the emergency room.
When she pulled up to the hospital ER entrance she stepped out of her blood soaked car, walked in completely covered in blood, and was immediately stabilized for transport to Little Rock. Angel was able to speak with the police before being transferred to Little Rock. They arrested Joe that night in his hotel room.
Angel went through multiple surgeries on her neck and hands to repair all the damage. For months after the attack, her family had to help her with simple every day tasks because she could not use her hands for months due to her injuries. She had to have help using the restroom, eating, bathing....She could not pick up her granddaughter for weeks, she did not sleep for months....she could not drive, open doors, cook dinner, do laundry, or anything by herself.......She was completely reliant on friends and family for months after this attack. During this time and as a single mother, her youngest of three boys was still in high school busy with school, band, and football. He needed his mom but she was not able to be there for him or provide for him like she could have if she was not violently attacked. However, she did attend every single football game and event she could. Angel would be in the stands watching her son play football with her family next to her doing therapy on her hands...... One of us would unwrap her hands, stretch and move all her fingers over and over, and massage lotion on the all the stitches and scars. This was always painful but it had to be done if she was to use her hands after they healed. She also had intense painful daily physical therapy on her hands for over a year in addition to at-home therapies 5x day. She developed Complex Regional Pain Syndrome in her hands from all the damage done to the nerves. CRPS is a disorder that causes lasting chronic pain in highly damaged nerve areas which include burning, aching, cold, deep, and throbbing pains that regularly shoot through her hands and fingers. She has to drive to Little Rock every six weeks still to this day to have nerve blocks shots in her neck to control the pain in her hands. She wears gloves nearly year around because her hands are so sensitive to heat, cold, metal, and vibrations. It took Angel 15 months after the attack for her to spend the night in her own home again because she could not physically take care of herself. She also still sees a therapist every two weeks to work through her PTSD.
The only reason Angel Rogers is still here today is because she fought, because she is tough, and because she is a survivor. Please help her keep this man behind bars! Sign this petition, write a letter, or do anything you can to do to help Angel through this.