Thursday, September 13, 2007

What is the world coming too?

By now I am sure everyone has heard about the young AA lady who was kidnapped, raped and tortured by 6 males and females.

I am totally perplexed and disenchanted after reading that the DA has to figure out if it was A HATE CRIME. Duh! What the hell do they think it was. Everytime the stabbed her, they called her the N-WORD, and one of the ladies even went as far as to say, we are doing this to you because of what you are......come on now. Then they get a 100,000 bond. WTF? They were harder on Vick on torturing some damned dogs, and here it is a HUMAN BEING, being tortured and they have TO FIGURE OUT, if it was a hate crime. Just proves we still live in a very RACIST world. I am sooooo upset about this. I wished I made the laws, because whatever you do to someone else, the same should be done to you, and then we will see how much crime we would have.

Here is the story:
Deputies Say Woman Tortured, 6 Charged

LOGAN, W.Va. (AP) — A woman who authorities said was sexually abused, beaten and stabbed while held captive for at least a week was repeatedly called a racial slur during the attacks, the victim's mother said.

Six people, all white, including a mother and son and a mother and daughter, have been arrested in connection with the alleged abduction of the 23-year-old black woman, sheriff's officials said Monday.


Authorities were still looking for two people they believe drove the woman to the home where she was abused, said Logan County Chief Deputy V.K. Dingess.

The FBI, which was asked by the sheriff's department to aid in the investigation, will look into whether a hate crime occurred.

The woman's abductors called her the N-word "every time they stabbed her," the woman's mother told The Charleston Gazette for a story published Tuesday.

The woman underwent surgery for leg wounds, Dingess told the paper.

Deputies found the woman Saturday after going to the home in Big Creek, about 35 miles southwest of Charleston, to investigate an anonymous tip.

One of the suspects, Frankie Brewster, was sitting on the front porch and told deputies she was alone, but moments later the woman limped toward the door, her arms outstretched, saying, "Help me," the sheriff's department said in a news release.

Besides being sexually assaulted, the woman had been stabbed four times in the left leg and beaten, Logan County sheriff's Sgt. Sonya Porter said. Her eyes were black and blue. The wounds were inflicted at least a week ago, deputies said.

During her capture, the woman was forced to eat rat and dog feces and drink from the toilet, according to the criminal complaint filed in magistrate court. She also had been choked with a cable cord and her hair was cut, it alleges.

"The things that were done to this woman are just indescribable," Porter said.

One of those arrested, Karen Burton, is accused of cutting the woman's ankle with a knife. She used the N-word in telling the woman she was victimized because she is black, according to the criminal complaint.

Deputies say the woman was also doused with hot water while being sexually assaulted.

"She wakes up in the middle of the night screaming, 'Mommy,'" the mother told the paper. "What's really bad is that we don't know everything they did to her. She is crying all the time."

The Associated Press normally does not name victims of suspected sex crimes, and is not identifying the mother to protect the identity of her daughter.

The six suspects were arrested Saturday and Sunday. Deputies were still trying to determine whether the woman knew her assailants, Porter said.

Brewster, the 49-year-old who owns the home where the alleged attacks occurred, is charged with kidnapping, sexual assault, malicious wounding and giving false information during a felony investigation.

Her son, Bobby R. Brewster, 24, also of Big Creek, is charged with kidnapping, sexual assault, malicious wounding and assault during the commission of a felony.

Burton, 46, of Chapmanville, is charged with malicious wounding, battery and assault during the commission of a felony.

Her daughter Alisha Burton, 23, of Chapmanville, and George A. Messer, 27, of Chapmanville, are charged with assault during the commission of a felony and battery.

Danny J. Combs, 20, of Harts, is charged with sexual assault and malicious wounding.

All six were held Monday in lieu of $100,000 bond each, and all have asked for court-appointed attorneys.


Adrienne said...

Girl this was just awful...I have no words....

BonnieRose said...

that mere 100k bond is appalling. Such a horrific story. my God... justice needs to be served.. big time. That poor woman.

MNScrapbookmom said...

I had to re-read this story because I couldn't believe what I was reading. I fully believe in the death penalty, and I personally believe that even that would not be satisfactory enough for these awful people. Maybe that's a bit harsh sounding for some, but it's the nicest way of saying how I really feel.¥