Great Falls, MT – A woman was sentenced on Oct. 29 to 20 years in a state mental hospital for forcing her ex-boyfriend to have sex with her at machete-point.
The rape occurred at about 11 p.m. on June 22, 2018 after 20-year-old Samantha Mears snuck into her ex-boyfriend’s home while he was out running errands, according to The Smoking Gun.
Mears had been arrested for trying to strangle her former boyfriend two months prior, and had been released from custody on orders not to have contact with her victim and not to possess any weapons.
Court documents said that on the night of the incident, she hid behind his bedroom door when the unsuspecting ex-boyfriend got home and then “came up behind him and placed a machete under his throat,” The Smoking Gun reported.
Mears removed her pants and got on top of the ex-boyfriend and they had sex.
She bit him on the arm during the rape and then afterwards, she sat on the bed holding the machete and the two began to argue, according to KPAX.
Court records showed that during the argument, Mears got up and ripped off a piece of trim from the wall and then urinated on the bed intentionally.
The ex-boyfriend eventually was able to flee the residence and then called 911, according to The Smoking Gun.
Mears was arrested and charged with aggravated burglary, assault with a weapon, and unlawful restraint, according to KPAX.
The police report said she told detectives that she and her ex-boyfriend had engaged in “consensual sex” but the detective noted she “was not making much sense and would often ramble on in her answers with information that did not even pertain to my questions.”
Mears trial was put on hold after her arrest because doctors hired by both prosecutors and the defense said that she was unfit to stand trial, The Smoking Gun reported.
After being treated at the Montana State Hospital, Mears was deemed fit for trial.
The judge convicted Mears of felony sexual intercourse without consent and sentenced her to 20 years in the custody of the Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services.
Twenty years was the maximum possible sentence for the crime, according to The Smoking Gun.