Woman Raped At Gary Train Station Killed In Hit-And-Run

GARY, Ind. (CBS) — A 69-year-old woman who was raped at a northwest Indiana train station in August was killed in a hit-and-run on Sunday.

Patricia Watson was crossing the 3800 block of Broadway after leaving Hunter’s Inn in Gary, Ind., when a gray Buick traveling north struck her as she was walking west across the four-lane road, according to Gary Police Cpl. Gabrielle King.

The driver didn’t stop at the scene. The Buick had a green light at the time, King said.

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Watson died at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. She had neither drugs nor alcohol in her system, King said.

One witness provided police with a description of the car, King said.

“We didn’t get a license plate, so we’re hoping someone else saw something, or someone mentioned it,” she added.

Watson was the victim of sexual assault in August at the South Shore shelter near Lake Street. Aarion Teri Lee Mosley, 16, of 1119 Cass St., was charged with multiple felonies after admitting to the assault, police said. Northern Indiana Public Transportation Commuter District police arrested Mosley and recovered a handgun and other evidence.

Lake County Prosecutor Bernard Carter said he will review the case and decide how to proceed.

“The defendant has confrontation rights, that will be a big consideration and something we may have to argue,” Carter said.

Watson recently filed a tort claim against NICTD saying the district failed to provide adequate security, which led to her assault.

Lowell attorney Paul Rossi, who represented Watson, said he plans to carry forward with the lawsuit.

“My office and those who worked with her are devastated by the loss,” Rossi said Tuesday. “We offer our condolences to the family.”

(The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.)

  • Tom

    Lee County Prosecutor Carter’s comments pretty much sum up how hard he will review the case. He will pick up the report, look at the face sheet without reading it and say, case`reviewed, case dismissed. This is about as coincidental as a witness against the Chicago mob of the 1940’s getting blasted the day before he is supposed to go to court and testify against the mob.

  • Jim Hamilton

    “The defendant has confrontation rights, that will be a big consideration and something we may have to argue,” Carter said

    and how do they accomodate murders with with confrontational rights this prosecutor is a louse to even wonder where to proceed. Proceed to the court room and do your job Carter

    • LOTD

      Indeed, proceed to the court room, make this fuk kneel down, put a gun to his head, make him admit to setting this poor woman up, slowly squeeze the trigger and smile.

  • PG

    So, let me understand. This prosecutor is saying that because the victim died, he might potentially have a problem prosecuting this alleged rapist?

    What a lame excuse. Sounds to me like he is just trying to get out of doing his job. Perhaps if he feels that it is going to be too difficult for him, he should step aside and let somebody take his job who is concerned about justice and not how hard it will be to administer it.

    • Rick

      No witness, no conviction. It may seem like a raw deal, but that’s just the way it is.

      • roger d

        not true!!!!!…..who were the witnesses when O.J. Simpson was prosecuted for the murder of his ex wife and her male friend……NOBODY!!…go back to law school before you make stupid comments on here.

  • dan

    Maybe this was no accident!

    Maybe a thug from thug nation was helping out his fellow thug…..

  • Unlucky

    This lady just can’t seem to catch a break.

  • Centurion

    I am in agreement with Dan….this reeks of a setup.

  • bob

    Police don’t believe in coincidences. Hopefully they’ll figure this one out.

  • Tally

    Ahem… Is there more, a LOT more to this story than is being told?

    “Patricia Watson was crossing the 3800 block of Broadway after leaving Hunter’s Inn…”

    Hunter’s Inn – 3861 Broadway Gary, IN
    Binny’s Liquour’s – 3815 Broadway – Gary, IN (Closest address to 3800 on east side of Broadway)
    Luigi’s Pizza – 3806 Broadway – Gary, IN (Closest address to 3800 on west side of Broadway)

    Okay – Broadway, north/south street is about 12 miles from Illinois/Indiana state line.

    “Watson died at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.”
    “…DIED AT…”
    So she wasn’t taken there DOA.

    Advocate Christ Medical Center (in OAK LAWN ILLINOIS) according to Google Earth is 23.67 miles from 3800 Broadway – Gary, Indiana and THAT’S as the crow flies (or select alternative bird).


    What’s up with that?

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