Woman convicted in sex-torture case to be released
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The former girlfriend of convicted sex torturer and suspected serial killer David Parker Ray will be getting out of prison.
The New Mexico Corrections Department tells Albuquerque television station KRQE that Cynthia Lea Hendy will be released next week.
Hendy has served nearly 20 years of her 36-year sentence, including two years of in-house parole.
The sex-torture accusations surfaced in 1999 when a naked woman was found running down a street with a chain on her neck, claiming she escaped from a trailer near Ray’s mobile home.
Police searched the trailer and found torture devices, including surgical tools and chemicals, as well as video cameras.
Authorities said Ray wrote of having some 40 victims. FBI agents believe he may have killed some and buried bodies near Elephant Butte Reservoir, but no bodies have ever been found.
Information from: KRQE-TV, http://www.krqe.com