Last week, millions of Americans watched in horror as a Facebook Live video went viral, showing the shameful torturing of a mentally handicapped teenager. The crime was committed by four anti-Trump black thugs in Chicago, Illinois, and they have all been arrested. They face extended jail time for their violent hate crime.
But now, shocking new details have emerged.
The victim’s family has now admitted the victim knew one of the attackers well, and considered him a “friend.” The victim, who suffers from attention problems and schizophrenia, alerted police as to who tortured him. Although he hasn’t been able to share many details, he expressed shock that his friend would take part in the crimes:
Brittany Covington, 18; her sister Tanisha Covington, 24; Tesfaye Cooper, 18; and Jordan Hill, 18, have been charged with aggravated kidnapping, aggravated unlawful restraint, aggravated battery and a hate crime. Hill attended school with [the victim] for several years.
Speaking on Friday morning Grant said: ‘[The victim] just keeps saying, ‘Why, why? Jordan was my friend. He’s been my friend for a couple of years.’
She continued: ‘They went to school together, they both had problems. He adores Jordan. I don’t know Jordan but [the victim] really liked him. It’s one thing if they didn’t know each other but [the victim] idolized him.'[…]
Grant said that she had spent a lot of time with the victim and that she and her brother babysat each other’s children when they were growing up.
She said: ‘[He’s] a good boy. He would give you the shirt off his back.
‘His mom didn’t like him hanging out but [he] would say, “that’s my friend, that’s my friend.” He looked up to Jordan.
— Chicago Police (@Chicago_Police) January 5, 2017
The thugs sent texts to the victim’s mother, demanding a ransom and making more threats against her son. His health problems have been compounded by the fact that he wasn’t taking his medication for days during the kidnapping.
Now, the thugs face charges of aggravated battery, aggravated unlawful restraint, two counts of hate crimes, aggravated kidnapping, and residential burglary. They deserve to go to prison for a very long time.
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