Cries in the Desert: The Shocking True Story of a Sadistic Torturer
Date: January 2020
Duration: 7 hours 26 minutes
In the fall of 1999, a twenty-two-year-old woman was discovered naked and bleeding on the streets of a small New Mexico town south of Albuquerque. She was chained to a padlocked metal collar. The tale she told authorities-of being beaten, raped, and tortured with electric shock-was unthinkable. Until she led them to fifty-nine-year-old David Ray Parker, his thirty-nine-year-old fiancee Cindy Hendy, and the lakeside trailer they called their 'toy box.' What the FBI uncovered was unprecedented in the annals of serial crime: restraining devices, elaborate implements of torture, books on human anatomy, medical equipment, scalpels, and a gynecologist's examination table. But these horrors were only part of the shocking story that would unfold in a stunning trial . . .