Young Man Names His Rapist and Murderer on His Death Bed


On his eighth birthday he was tied to a tree, doused in gas and set on fire, which left Robbie Middleton with third-degree burns to 99 per cent of his body. No-one expected him to survive, but in a story of unwavering courage, Robbie lived to endure 200 operations to repair the burns. Tragically, he died just short of his 21st birthday from a cancer which doctors blamed on the original injuries.

Before: Two pictures showing a seven-year-old Robbie Middleton before he was attacked with gasoline, tied to a tree and set on fire
Seven-year-old Robbie Middleton at the time of the attack

Before: Two pictures showing Robbie Middleton as a young boy before he was attacked near his home on his eighth birthday in 1998 by a 13-year-old Don Collins

Final statement: Robbie Middleton is pictured shortly before his death in 2011 around the time when the statement was made where he accused Don Collins of sexual assaultFinal statement: Robbie Middleton is pictured shortly before his death in 2011 around the time when the statement was made where he accused Don Collins of sexual assault

After years of terrible suffering, Robbie’s premature death had one positive outcome. In a harrowing 17-minute video made just before he died, he named the man he believed had torched him in Splendora, Texas, in 1998. He also claimed that he had been previously raped by the same person, a 13-year-old neighbor by the name of Don Collins, two weeks before being set  on fire. The horrific act was, Robbie said, a way of keeping him quiet.  His recent accusations have opened the way for Collins, now a 27-year-old convicted sex offender, to be charged with felony murder, which is only made for a criminal offence which has happened in conjunction with another crime.

My God give this young man and his family justice!

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2218450/Robbie-Middleton-Will-horrifically-burned-victim-convict-alleged-killer-Don-Collins-grave.html#ixzz29mO31oi6
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About mamaheartfilled

I am a mother of eight wonderfully challenging children and nine grandkids, of whom I am very proud. I am also a bi-vocational ordained evangelical minister, and a Christian Counselor. I received my B.S. degree in 2004, studying primarily in the areas of Psychology, with minors in Religion and English. I received my Masters Degree in 2009 in Psychological Counseling with an emphasis in Christian Counseling. I have endeavored to paraphrase the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, for the last ten years or so and am working on a final edit, now. It is my hope that it will be of some use in the great commission of Christ. My ministry is primarily geared toward victims of sexual and domestic violence, including victims of childhood sexual abuse, whether currently or in the past. Since I have personally experienced the healing hand of God in overcoming many of the life issues that Christians may face, I feel qualified and compelled to discuss them in a truthful and open manner, as God’s word tells us that “We shall know the truth and the truth shall set us free.” God has brought me through such diverse tribulations as sexual, physical, and mental abuse, being a victim of a drunk driving accident, spousal pornography addiction, adultery, divorce, remarriage, a very brief, though unjust, incarceration, and having experienced multiple miscarriages and various other trials. I have been asked to leave two Southern Baptist Churches, due to my being a female, ordained as a minister, and fired from a SBC sponsored Christian School (mostly white) for speaking out against racial prejudice in the Family of God. Through God’s merciful forgiveness of my own sins and inadequacies and God’s grace given to me to forgive those who have been a stumbling block to me, I have overcome many of these adversities. God’s word tells us that “All things work together for good to those who love the Lord and are called according to the purposes of God." Since I have this hope, I believe that God has blessed me with the ability to confront and relate these issues to the Christian community around the world. I hope to be able to use my personal experiences as a ministry of God’s grace and in the comforting of the people of God with the truth of God's mercy. I claim II Corinthians 1: 3 & 4 as my calling, which states: “Blessed be God, the Origin of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Origin of mercies, and the God of comfort; who comforts us in all our troubles, that we may be able to comfort those who are in trouble, by the comfort we ourselves have been given by God.” As I have received the gift of God’s healing, I hope to be able to bring the peace beyond understanding to others with the message of God’s mercy and grace. My love for the Sovereign Lord of my life, Jesus Christ, along with my passion for writing has drawn me to explore these commonly experienced crisis issues from the perspective of my own experience in the hope that I may bring an empathetic and compassionate insight to God’s people. I am now a published author and have several books in publication, including my autobiography, "A Little Redneck Theology." The views expressed in my writings are strictly my own insights, acquired from personal experience and diligent study of the related topics and God’s word concerning them. Though I am an ordained minister, my views should not be considered authoritative. I believe that the Christian community’s ultimate authority is the guidance of the human heart by the Holy Spirit and the Word of God.
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