BURNET — For Cassandra “Sandy” Doyal, the news about the capture of a suspected jail escapee charged in a home invasion that left her beaten and violated is like a day she never thought would come.
With hope at one time fading, she waited for more than two years to hear from lawmen that Nuana Antonio Fuentes-Sanchez, 25, of El Salvador was back in custody.
“We didn’t think it would ever happen,” Doyal said Aug. 4. “We felt like it had fallen off the radar. So, we’re ecstatic about the news of his recapture.”
Three assailants armed with rifles broke into the home shared by Doyal, 51, and husband Bobby Doyal, 68, on April 9, 2009, then assaulted both of them and ransacked the property. Mrs. Doyal also was raped, she testified during a recent court proceeding.