It seems that many people have gotten just what they wanted.
Many have asked the questioned what would be the outcome of the Jena Six had the accused been white and the victim been black. Though the issues surrounding this new case is different, there’s much the same. HATRED.
Check out what happened in West Virginia. Six whites are accused of beating a black woman.
Woman’s weeklong torture stuns residents of quiet West Virginia coalfields community
By JOHN RABY
Associated Press Writer
BIG CREEK, W.Va. (AP) – In a shed on a remote hillside of this coalfield community, newborn puppies sleep in the entryway as their mother protectively barks at approaching strangers.
Just days ago, authorities say, this small shed housed a scene that was brutal instead of idyllic. It was inside, they said, that a young woman was tortured.
Authorities said Megan Williams, 20, was forced to eat rat and dog feces and drink from a toilet. She was sexually assaulted, doused with hot water, choked with a cable cord and stabbed in the leg, according to criminal complaints.
Six people, all white, were arrested in connection with the alleged abduction of Williams, who is black. Authorities are investigating the case as a possible hate crime.
On Tuesday, police tape surrounded the front and back entrances to the beige-and-brown mobile home adjacent to the shed. An open window revealing purple curtains. An extension cord runs from the home to the cramped shed, which Williams shared with a portable stereo, a locker and a power saw.
“I don’t understand such a horrific crime being committed here,” said Johnny Meade, pastor of the Apostolic Church of God in the Name of Christ Jesus.
Two others suspected of driving the woman to the home are being sought, said Logan County Chief Sheriff’s Deputy V.K. Dingess. Authorities are still trying to determine whether Williams knew the suspects.
At one point, one of her captors cut her ankle with a knife and used the N-word in telling her she was victimized because she is black.
“I don’t understand a human being doing another human being the way they did my daughter,” her mother, Carmen Williams, said Tuesday from her daughter’s hospital room. “I didn’t know there were people like that out here.”
The Associated Press generally does not identify suspected victims of sexual assault, but Williams and her mother agreed to release her name.
The ordeal ended Saturday when she managed to limp to the front door of the trailer, where Logan County Sheriff’s deputies had gone to investigate an anonymous tip.
Frankie Brewster, 49, who owns the mobile home, is charged with kidnapping, sexual assault, malicious wounding and giving false information during a felony investigation.
She was released from prison in September 2000 after serving five years for voluntary manslaughter and wanton endangerment in the death of 84-year-old Polly Ferrell, according to court records.
Brewster’s 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.
Danny J. Combs, 20, of Harts, is charged with sexual assault and malicious wounding. Karen 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.
All six remained in custody Tuesday in lieu of $100,000 bail each, and all have asked for court-appointed attorneys.
In May, Alisha Burton was accused of striking Messer with a shovel and smashing the window of another woman’s car. Burton was charged with domestic assault and battery and destruction of property, court records showed. Those charges are pending.
Megan Williams, whose right arm is in a cast, may be well enough to leave the hospital within a few days, her mother said.
“I just want my daughter to be well and recover,” Carmen Williams said. “I know the Lord can do anything.”
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