OKANOGAN — Just before Kelly Small was sentenced to life in prison on Friday afternoon, Sandy Bauer’s family told him that they have lived in fear ever since he went into Bauer’s Omak apartment nearly 15 years ago and brutally raped and strangled her to death while she struggled for her life.
“We all lived with our doors locked, our cars locked, and living with guns,” Bauer’s daughter-in-law Joyce Adams yelled at him. “And you had to go out and do it to another person. How many other people did you do it to?” she asked him. “How would you like it if someone did this to your mother, your daughter?”