Man Rapes Dying Woman—gets only 34 Months

Qasim Rashid Esq.

This is beyond revolting:

•He raped her while she was OD’d & dying

•Refused to call 911 for days

•Tried to bury her body w/o telling anyone

Sentenced to a mere 34 months in prison

For rape, hiding the body, & murder—34 months



From the Washington Post

> The teenager lying in Brian Varela’s bed had snorted “a fat line” of crushed Percocet. She seemed “really out of it” while Varela was having sex with her, he later told police, tilting his head and rolling his eyes to the back of his head to show detectives what he meant by “really out of it.”

> Afterward, she snorted more Percocet, and then Varela gave the girl a hit of highly concentrated THC, according to a probable-cause affidavit.

> She collapsed within seconds and never woke up. Varela grabbed his cellphone and did a Web search for “what to do if someone overdoses on perks.” The top search results told him to call 911, but Varela did no such thing; instead, he took pictures of the 18-year-old lying unconscious and half-naked in his bed, barely breathing.