A deviant cruise ship worker broke into a female passenger’s room, raping and strangling her before she was able to escape, according to the FBI.
Ketut Pujayasa, 28, confessed his crimes to the FBI, saying that he attacked the 31-year-old American woman after he knocked on her door several times during a breakfast delivery and she dissed him, saying, “Wait a minute, son of a bitch!”
“Pujayasa stated that the passenger’s comment of ‘son of a bitch’ was offensive to himself and his parents. He was angry and upset the rest of the day,” FBI Special Agent David Nunez wrote in his report, according to The Sun Sentinel.
During the attack, Pujayasa smashed her with a laptop as well as a curling iron. The man then used the curling iron cord and phone cord to choke the woman and silence her screams. Fed up with the wailing woman, Pujayasa told the FBI he wanted to dump his victim off her balcony to get rid of the evidence while the boat sped through waters near Roatan, Honduras.
The woman bit the twisted attendant’s hand, “then continued to fight for her life by all means available including striking Pujayasa’s exposed genitals as well as utilizing a corkscrew in an attempt to stab him,” Pujayasa also told the FBI, according to reports.
The woman finally managed to escape Pujayasa’s grasp and fled for the hallway, where another passenger found her only in a blood-soaked tank top.
The passenger who found the woman also “noted that (the victim) had a curling iron wrapped and tangled around her neck and/or hair. He also described (her) as having black eyes and visible bruising around her neck and shoulders. [The woman] fearing death was imminent, asked the passenger to relay to her family how much she loved them,” agents wrote in their criminal complaint, as Sun Sentinel reports. The company which hired Pujayasa says that he had a clean background check. The Holland America Line cruise liner docked in Honduras on Valentine’s Day and the badly beaten woman was flown to a South Florida hospital.