Mom-of-two who thought she ‘was going to die’ when ‘Batman’ intruder certain, beat, strangled and dragged her half-naked out of her residence reveals the throwaway remark that gave away his id

Morgan Metzer was bashed with the butt of a pistol, choked to inside an inch of her life, raped, and left tied up on her deck with a pillowcase over her head.

The person who broke into her residence in Canton, Georgia, simply after midnight on New Yr’s Day 2021 wore a masks and distorted his voice.

Even trying and sounding like Batman, Morgan had an inkling, someway, that it may very well be her ex-husband Rodney Metzer.

Badly injured, she lay face down on the deck and hoped somebody would come for assist, and somebody did about 1.40am – Rodney.

Morgan Metzer after she was bashed with the butt of a pistol, choked to inside an inch of her life, raped, and left tied up on her deck with a pillowcase over her head

Even looking and sounding like Batman, Morgan had an inkling, somehow, that her attacker could be her ex-husband Rodney Metzer

Even trying and sounding like Batman, Morgan had an inkling, someway, that her attacker may very well be her ex-husband Rodney Metzer

He expressed horror and concern, untied her, known as 911 and stayed holding her till the police arrived.

Inside hours, all of it started to unravel. Rodney being there so rapidly did not make sense, and police did not purchase his story. 

He claimed somebody mysteriously knocked on his window and yelled Morgan’s identify, prompting to go and test on her.

Rodney lived solely quarter-hour away and so acquired there rapidly, however Morgan puzzled how he knew to look, as she informed him she was going to her mother and father’ home.

‘I do know what I do know, I informed my reality,’ he informed police who interviewed him on the scene, however they have been incredulous.

‘There is not any method in hell that someone knocks in your window and stated her identify and also you instantly come over right here as a result of you are going to test on her,’ one informed him. 

‘And he or she occurs to be certain with a pillowcase over her head by a person who’s disguising his voice.’ 

Morgan and Rodney Metzer met when they were teenagers and had twins together before they broke up in 2020

Morgan and Rodney Metzer met after they have been youngsters and had twins collectively earlier than they broke up in 2020

The black eye Morgan suffered from being repeatedly bashed with the butt of a pistol

The black eye Morgan suffered from being repeatedly bashed with the butt of a pistol

Marks on her neck form being choked by Rodney during the almost hour-long attack

Marks on her neck type being choked by Rodney in the course of the virtually hour-long assault

Metzer did not say on the time, however there was one other large purple flag that pointed to her husband being the perpetrator.

‘On his method out he stored saying ‘you tousled. You are going to be superb however we won’t say that about your ex-husband. You are actually going to overlook him’.’

‘That is after I went, ‘wow, it is him.’ Why would someone randomly say you are going to miss your husband?’ she informed The Solar.

Police, suspicious of Rodney, searched his telephone and located he was copying Morgan’s messages and secretly taking photographs of her within the bathe whereas he was sleeping on her sofa weeks earlier.

They arrested him for mendacity to police and he spent New Yr’s Day in jail whereas they search his residence and located extra incriminating proof.

‘The investigation revealed a unique story,’ Cherokee County District Lawyer Shannon Wallace stated when Rodney pleaded responsible in August 2021.

‘The day earlier than, Metzer tried one final time to reconcile together with his ex-wife, however she refused. Then, round 12.30am on January 1, Metzer broke into her residence and entered her bed room, carrying a masks and carrying a gun. 

Rodney sits with Morgan in CCTV from her home as police arrive

Rodney sits with Morgan in CCTV from her residence as police arrive

Police arrested him for lying to police and he spent New Year's Day in jail while they search his home and found more incriminating evidence

Police arrested him for mendacity to police and he spent New Yr’s Day in jail whereas they search his residence and located extra incriminating proof

‘When he spoke to her, he disguised his voice. He hit her with the butt of his gun and tried to strangle her two occasions. 

‘He zip tied her fingers, assaulted her, positioned a pillowcase over her head, and dragged her to the deck. 

‘He left her there, face down, instructing her to not transfer till she heard a automobile honk. He informed her she could be shot if she moved.

‘After leaving his ex-wife tied up outdoors on the deck, Metzer went to his residence, modified his garments, and got here again to her residence, the place he discovered her nonetheless mendacity face down, tied up outdoors.’ 

Wallace defined that detectives discovered a gun in his automobile and zip-ties in his residence, each of which matched these used within the assault.

CCTV additionally gave him away. He was caught leaving Lowe’s Residence Enchancment carrying a pack of zip ties, and coming residence to his residence and leaving a couple of minutes later carrying completely different clothes.

Detectives additionally discovered that he searched on the web for ‘how lengthy earlier than you starve to demise’, ‘find out how to change the sound of your voice’, and ‘how lengthy it takes to choke somebody unconscious’. 

Rodney was caught leaving Lowe's Home Improvement carrying a pack of zip ties

Rodney was caught leaving Lowe’s Residence Enchancment carrying a pack of zip ties

Detectives found a gun in his car and zip-ties in his apartment, both of which matched those used in the attack

Detectives discovered a gun in his automobile and zip-ties in his residence, each of which matched these used within the assault

Rodney pleaded guilty and was jailed for 70 years, with 25 to be served in prison and the rest on probation, as part of a plea deal

Rodney pleaded responsible and was jailed for 70 years, with 25 to be served in jail and the remaining on probation, as a part of a plea deal

Morgan was too scared to sleep for weeks after the assault and sometimes stored her twin kids residence from faculty as she wanted them together with her.

‘A downstairs lamp was on so there was gentle coming from behind him. I screamed so loud, it is a scream that I do not assume I can ever do once more. It was so painful. Quickly sufficient, he was on prime of me,’ she recalled.

‘He was carrying a masks which made him appear like Batman, it even had the ears which angled up a bit.

‘At that time, I knew I used to be going to die.’

Rodney was charged with a listing of crimes together with sexual battery, kidnapping, and aggravated household violence battery.

Morgan stated as horrible because the assault was, it at the least lastly revealed his true colours to pals who did not see by way of his manipulation. 

‘Nobody had ever believed he was a foul particular person, it was a reduction. He would all the time blame stuff on me too, to make me assume like I used to be within the mistaken. That was the gaslighting,’ he stated.

Rodney pleaded responsible and was jailed for 70 years, with 25 to be served in jail and the remaining on probation, as a part of a plea deal.

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