On Wednesday, police in Austin arrested two Mexican nationals who reportedly participated in the gang-rape of a 13-year-old girl on June 29.
The girl, a runaway, who lives at the Settlement Home for Children, was picked up by three Latino men and driven to the Avalon Arms apartments, where she was raped by a large group of men for several hours, according to police.
As many as 13 men took turns sexually assaulting the girl. Many cheered and filmed the sickening crime on their cell phones, according to court documents.
Juan Lozano Ortega, 25, and Edgar Gerardo Guzman Perez, 26, have been charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child. Both are currently being held in the Travis County Jail on immigration detainers.
James Byrd, Jr. (May 2, 1949 – June 7, 1998) was an African-American who was murdered by three men, of whom at least two were white supremacists, in Jasper, Texas, on June 7, 1998. Shawn Berry, Lawrence Russell Brewer, and John King dragged Byrd for three miles behind a pick-up truck along an asphalt road. Byrd, who remained conscious throughout most of the ordeal, was killed when his body hit the edge of a culvert, severing his right arm and head. The murderers drove on for another mile before dumping his torso in front of an African-American cemetery in Jasper. Byrd's lynching-by-dragging gave impetus to passage of a Texas hate crimes law. It later led to the federal Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, commonly known as the Matthew Shepard Act, which passed on October 22, 2009, and which President Barack Obama signed into law on October 28, 2009.
Lawrence Russell Brewer was executed by lethal injection for this crime by the state of Texas on September 21, 2011. King remains on Texas' death row while appeals are pending, while Berry was sentenced to life imprisonment.
Elky my boy, once again ya miss the point by a mile, by injecting a case that has already been adjudicated...REAL JUSTICE was served and the perpetrators got their fair dues, so what's ya point? Is that all ya can find to cut n'paste? I worry about you man, seems like the light is an but nobody is home and the furniture is rearranged upstairs....bwahahahahahahaha.
Stay focused, son. Where is ya outcry that a child was brutally and savagely sexually assaulted by those who were not even supposed to be here, had we a secure boarder? I bet you'd be whistling Dixie if the 13 year old were ya child. Elky, with our boarders still unsecured, this experience could be playing in your own hood, with you squealing like a pig, or ya child. Then you'll be screaming uncle shuga! .....Bwahahahahahaha.
Unless ya one of those pedophilic tourists, like Bobby M., who jets to the Dominican Rep. for "Jolly Pops"....bwahahahahahahaha.
yes i remember this terrible murder, remind me of these murders
n the early morning hours of Jan. 7, 2007, Christopher Newsom and his girlfriend Channon Christian were carjacked and held captive in a house on Chipman Street in Knoxville. Both were raped, tortured and killed. Newsom's body was discovered in the vicinity that afternoon burning alongside railroad tracks. Christian's body was found stuffed in a trashcan inside the house a couple of days later. Five people were arrested in connection with the crime .
Eric Boyd was convicted in federal court of aiding the alleged ringleader, Lemaricus Davidson, after the carjacking and murders and is serving an 18-year prison sentence. The first defendant to be tried in Knox County Criminal Court, Letalvis Cobbins, was sentenced to life in prison without parole in August 2009. His brother, Davidsion, was tried next and was sentenced to death by lethal injection in October 2009. In December 2009, George Thomas was sentenced to life in prison without parole. In May 2010, Vanessa Coleman was acquitted of first-degree murder in the deaths but was convicted of facilitating the death of Christian. She is currently serving 53 years.
In December of 2011, Special Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood ordered new trials for each defendant following a TBI investigation revealing that former Criminal Court Judge Richard Baumgartner had been under the influence while presiding over the trials.
In November of 2012, Vanessa Coleman was retried and found guilty of facilitating the kidnapping, rapes and death of Christian. She was sentenced to 35 years in prison.
In January of 2013, Senior Judge Walter Kurtz denied new trials for alleged ringleader Lemaricus Davidson and his brother Letalvis Cobbins, but granted a new trial for George Thomas. Thomas was retried and found guilty on all counts in May 2013 and sentenced to life with the possibility of