A Florida man who cross-examined his traumatized ex-wife while on trial for her brutal rape and kidnapping was slammed with a life sentence Monday.
Trevor Summers, 45, drew headlines in August after firing his legal team so he could personally roast his former spouse on the stand.
He was convicted last month of sneaking into Alisa Mathewson’s home in March of 2017 to execute a deranged murder-suicide plot.
Prosecutors said Summers hogtied her with Christmas lights and sexually assaulted her during the two-day horror.
Mathewson was visibly shaken on the stand after a judge allowed Summers to fire his lawyers and question her face-to-face.
“Good morning, Ms. Mathewson,” Summers said in court, as his ex-wife looked away.
Summers asked graphic questions about their sex life before prosecutors objected to the line of inquiry.
“You broke into my home in the middle of the night… attacked me and tied me up,” Mathewson said after one of his questions.
“Yes, you threatened me to have sex with you. You raped me!”
“So you’re calling it rape?” Summers responded.
“It is!” Mathewson said. “That is the definition of rape. To come into someone’s home and attack them and tie them up and then have sex with them! That is the definition of rape!”
Summers later left the home with Mathewson and drove to an isolated marina where he plotted to charter a boat before murdering her and then killing himself.
Mathewson attempted to escape his grip when Summers stopped at a Walmart. She crept out of the car while he was inside and yelled for help.
A staffer called cops as Summers stuffed her back in the car and drove off.
Mathewson testified at the trial Summers then drove her to an isolated area and cut her wrist to punish her for the escape bid.
The ordeal ended with Summers cutting his neck and attempting to choke Mathewson with a rope before officers arrived and arrested him.
A Tampa jury found him guilty of kidnapping last month.