Richard Marc Evonitz had already abducted three girls from their front yards in Virginia before he took 15-year-old Kara Robinson from her friend’s house in South Carolina. Evonitz had a troubling history of criminal sexual behavior, but his friends and neighbors knew him as a good-looking, intelligent, and compassionate person living an ordinary middle-class life. Only his victims, teenage girls who were used to fulfil his twisted sexual fantasies, knew the monster inside of him.
Join us at the quiet end for One Lived to Tell: The Victims of Richard Marc Evonitz. On June 24, 2002, Evonitz imprisoned Kara in his apartment for 18 hours and repeatedly sexually assaulted her. After Kara managed to escape, Evonitz fled to Florida. In the end, it was Evonitz’s sister who tipped off the police, setting off a high-speed chase which would end his life of cruelty and violence.
End Came with Love, Fear, Horror, Fredricksburg.com, Hall & Pugh, 6/16/2002
Escaping Captivity: The Kara Robinson Story, Oxygen True Crime
Into the Water by Diane Fanning
The Making of a Murderer, Fredricksburg Free Lance-Star, , Hall & Pugh 6/14/2004, ret. 10/8/2022
Three Slain Girls’ Case Closed, The Washington Post, Maria Glod, 8/14/2002