Surviving Evil

Surviving Evil

Episode Description

Good Deeds Gone Bad

Single mom Rhonda Knight still talks to her boyfriend Charles Blue, gently encouraging him to beat a recurrent drug problem. Charles is kind and loving when he’s sober, but he can’t move on as Rhonda thrives and he becomes bitter. On June 10, 2006, he lures her to his place. Before it’s too late, Rhonda is viciously beaten and stabbed, and becomes the captive of a deranged crack addict who’s plan is to murder her and take his own life.

Rhonda’s escape attempts incite Charles further so her only option is to submit. In the end, it is Charles’ erratic behaviour, and Rhonda’s cool under extreme duress, and her will to survive, that lead to her liberation.

On March 27, 2009, a New Haven, Connecticut woman, simply known as Amy, learns that lending a hand can come at a terrifying cost when she offers a late night drive home to co-worker Angel Hernandez. He directs her to a remote, wooded area where Amy is pummeled and raped to within an inch of her life. Left for dead, beaten beyond recognition, she somehow manages to stumble for help. Experts consider her survival an act of superhuman physical and inner strength. And Amy finds a way to draw on this harrowing experience for the strength she needs to recover.

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