Convicted Sex Offender Isabel Chavelo Gutierrez Dies While Raping 77-Year-Old

Nina Mandell, NY Daily News, June 13, 2011

A convicted sex offender died raping a 77-year-old woman in Rivoli, Texas, in one last gruesome act before passing out.

Isabel Chavelo Gutierrez was in the middle of assaulting the elderly victim when he complained to her that he wasn’t feeling well and stopped having sex with her, the Corpus Christi Caller reported.

He then rolled over and fell unconscious and the woman was able to escape her house. Gutierrez was dead by the time authorities arrived.

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Isabel Chavelo Gutierrez

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  • GetBackJack

    Isn’t Isabel a female name?

    How come we never get to read a refreshing story where the victim of someone like “Isabel” is someone who facilitated this third worlder’s entry into the US?

  • Anonymous

    Any bets on the indictment of the victim for his death?

  • Cid Campeador

    1 — GetBackJack wrote at 6:51 PM on June 24:

    “Isn’t Isabel a female name?

    How come we never get to read a refreshing story where the victim of someone like “Isabel” is someone who facilitated this third worlder’s entry into the US?”

    That never happens. Only the helpless and innocent suffer at the hands of these fiends.

    And yes, Isabel is Spanish for Elizabeth.

  • convairXF92

    Remember “A Boy Named Sue”?

    In my junior high, we had a guy named Lynn. First day of school, he had to embarrassingly tell each teacher calling roll, “My name’s on the girls’ list.” He turned tough right away (and maintained himself on the bottom of the class, though his bursts of insight and creativity showed he was really better than the bottom.) Later, I had a boss named Leslie, who possessed a disproportionate (for his background and education) number of hangups about how women’s brains worked, what type of projects women could do well at, etc.

    I suspect Isabel’s problem has more to do with his name than his ethnicity, though the machismo of his culture may have amplified the stress. Also, Mexico is Catholic, and there is a Catholic tradition in monastic communities of renaming postulants with saints’ names of any gender: Sister Michael, etc. Wonder how much lay Latin Catholics do this sort of thing: I’ve heard names like “Jose Maria”. Maybe his mom had a “miracle” happen to her on St. Isabel’s day. Or perhaps she simply didn’t want a boy.

  • maria

    The name “Marie” or “Maria” is sometimes added as a second name for boy in traditional French and Spanish culture. In Italy I think it was usually masculinized to “Mario.” There was no stigma attached to it, it meant a sort of “dedication” of the child to the Virgin Mary. Nobody would have made fun of the practice, as it was so common. However, I do not know of any other female name being thus bestowed on boys.

  • Soprano Fan

    To convair:

    Don’t forget golfer Jose Maria Olazabal. This isn’t confined to only Hispancs. There were German authors, Rainer Maria Rilke and Erich Maria Remarque – who wrote “All Quiet on the Western Front”.

  • Istvan

    A male having Maria as the middle name is not unheard of among Roman Catholics in Hungary and Austria. As a first name, no.

    Isabel is not a boys name. Bad enough this guy was born what he was born but his parents really socked it to him.

  • jorgaone

    Way to go! You’ve heard the old saying: “what goes around comes around”? The only thing that would have made it better is if the poor old woman had had a razor in there in case he showed up…

  • Anonymous

    There are a few names that serve both genders; this is particularly common in Latin countries (including Italy). Carmen and Andrea, for instance, can be male or female.

    Sometimes in England names can go both ways (e.g. Leslie or Lesley, Ashley, Alexis, Evelyn, Meredith, Vivian). Francis and Frances, Robin and Robyn, Sidney and Sydney.

    But I don’t know about Isabel. (Or Isobel?) That’s very odd. Perhaps there’s a masculine equivalent that his mother didn’t know about. I don’t either.

    Incidently, the Italian/Spanish “Mario” comes from the Latin Marius, a very Roman name (pre-Christian, that is). But now it is the Christian equivalent of Maria.

  • Anonymous

    Also here in Chicagoland, there are quite a few male Poles named Jan and Marion.

  • Anonymous

    I wonder if she prayed while this animal played his games. And what God answered when he explained that it was ‘all in the plan’. The Liberal Marxist Democratic Elect A New Polity Plan.

    How a sex offender is out on the streets with anything less than a permanent GPS tag on his ankle and a call-in to his parole tracker five times a day (leaving for work, at work, leaving work, at home, going to bed) also confuses me.

    The best defense is not offense but _preparation_ as a means to enforce deterrence.

  • Michael C. Scott

    The Polish name “Jan” is pronounced “Yon”. It is their version of “John”. “Marion” is just another version of Mario or Marius.