According to mirror.co.uk, Samuels had attacked April and her friend Brandon McMinn while they were all travelling in a car. Suddenly Samuels flipped out of his seat to attack the two ladies; April and Brandon. He began by attempting to strangle April's friend, Brandon, who at the time of the attack beckoned on April to stop the car.
Since the dreadful incident, April has battled back to regain her life, as her biggest wish was to have her own family, something the doctors weren't sure she could ever achieve.
Meanwhile, the dreaded hooligan, Samuels, tried to escape after the incident but later handed himself in and pleaded guilty to multiple charges including rape, attempted murder and aggravated kidnapping. He was sentenced to 35 years in prison in 2007.
However, more than a decade after the despicable incident, April now feels she is finally putting her suffering behind her. She recently got engaged to her partner Chris, 32, a landscaper, and now they have nine months old baby boy named, Jonah.
29 year old April said: "I have adapted myself to cope with Jonah because I am limited. I have my own way of carrying him and picking him up and now he’s bigger, I’m not afraid to hold him. I’ve learned that a person isn’t defined by what has happened to them. In the end I chose life," she said.