Six whites accused of beating, sexually assualting black woman



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
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.”

2 Responses

  1. I have two daughters and my heart and prayers goes out to both Mother and daughter. We all know our strenght comes for the Lord, because with Him all things are possible even when they seem impossible. This is 2007 and we still see hated and racism touching the lives of our people when will it end? I hope the punishment in this case fit the crime, no one deserves this type of treatment. This young lady will be scared mentally for years to come. This is a quiet West Virginia coalfields community, so was Jena a small quiet community, I know there are good people up there just as it is in Jena. I hope the legal system up there will do the right thing.

  2. Now, that’s what I call “poor white trash” (the suspects pictured above).

    I have been keeping up with this story, and it looks like the “book” will be thrown at each of the six suspects, and rightfully so, for what these “sickos” did to that young woman. From what I have read so far, the presecutor is looking at charging them with the serious crimes of kidnaping and sexual assualt which could land them in prison for life.

    I hope that each one of them gets life in the “slammer” because of the seriousness of their brutal acts on another human being. They deserve to be in a cage because they look like filty, scruffy, manged dogs who need to be “put down” .

    Their crimes and acts do deserve the harshest of sentences because of what they did, and I can truly understand someone “throwing away the key” on them.

    The suspects crime are henious, and are much more brutal in nature than the simple act of fighting committed by the “Jena Six”. But yet, the “Jena Six” are facing possible sentences of up to 22 years in prison for a much lesser crime than what this “poor white trash committed. Where is the logic in that, and where is the justice for the “Jena Six”.

    No matter what your skin color, when you committ a crime, you should be judged the same whether you are white, black, yellow, brown, etc. Equal justice shall prevail for all, but somewhere along the line, LaSalle Parish DA Reed Walters, and the judge over the “Jena Six” case forgot that, and have decided to hand out their own brand of justice for these six young black men.

    That’s wrong any way you look at it, and each of these two men know that these boys’ crime do not fit the punishment that they might get. But hey, it’s just a way for these two racists to get six more niggers (hate to say it like that, but let’s be real here) off the streets of Jena, as both men are only looking out for the “whitest of the whites” in this “hick” town of Jena.

    Will justice prevail for the “Jena Six”? I hope so, and I truly hope that justice will be on the side of the young black woman who got assualted, and that her attackers will be tried and given a sentence where they will never see the light of day again to commit such a henious, brutal act on another person regardless of their color.

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