DA asks public’s help keeping Moons jailed

By Brenda Sommer
Managing Editor

Limestone County Attorney Roy DeFriend is asking for the public’s help to keep two convicted rapists in prison.

The Moon brothers – Frank and Vernon – were convicted of aggravated sexual assault and sentenced to 99 years in prison for a March 18, 1984 rape that took place outside Mexia.

Their victim was, at the time, a high school student.

The brothers followed her from a Mexia convenience store, used flashing red lights to get her to stop, dragged from her car, took her to a remote area and the brothers and a third man – Robert Wayne Spikes – each raped her. She was left barely clothed on FM 39 and after a while stopped a passing car and was rescued.

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