Perhaps he didn’t know about eternity as Christians do, and imagined he could continue abusing her beyond the grave? Or, maybe he was satisfied knowing he hurt her family one more time?
I believe he may be in for a huge surprise.
I hope and pray that her family can get past this last bad act, and know that she is at peace. I don’t want this to ruin one second of their happy memories of this sweet woman, or being able to enjoy life now.