These four should be locked away for a very, very long time. New details have come out and they will shake you to your core. Not only did they torture this poor man, they held him for ransom. Did they think this was a funny prank? Did they think they would get away with this? They deserve what’s coming to them.
A Chicago judge denied bail for four suspects involved in the hate crime torture of a special needs man as it is revealed they demanded $300 from the victim’s mother.
Four suspects were labeled ‘a danger to society’ by a judge after they were charged with hate crimes for live-streaming the torture of a white 18-year-old on Facebook.
The judge denied the group bail and asked the suspects: ‘Where was your sense of decency?’
One of the four suspects demanded $300 from the victim’s mother if she wanted her son back, a prosecutor revealed on Friday.
Jordan Hill, 18; Tesfaye Cooper, 18; and sisters Brittany, 18, and Tanisha Covington, 24, are facing several charges against them for torturing a severely disabled white 18-year-old who suffers from schizophrenia and attention deficit disorder.
Attorneys for the suspects tried to argue for their bail by telling the judge about their background and family life.
Public defenders say 24-year-old suspect Covington, of Chicago, is the mother of two children, ages 11 months and two years old. They say her sister, Brittany Covington of Chicago, attends college and is involved with her church.
The attorneys say Hill, of suburban Carpentersville, works for a staffing company assembling furniture and attends church with his grandmother. They say the fourth suspect Cooper, of Chicago, cares for his twin brother who uses a wheelchair and is a high school junior.