Deputies reported that four men were taken into custody in connection with the rape of LSU student Madison Brooks, which took place before she was killed by a car.
According to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office, Brooks was raped before she was killed on January 15 when she was struck by a car.
A 17-year-old unidentified minor and Kaivon Deondre Washington, 18, were both accused of third-degree rape. Everett Lee, 28, and Casen Carver, 18, were accused of being present but not taking part in the third-degree rape for which they were charged.
Carver reportedly acknowledged to investigators that he and the other men went to Reggie’s Bar nearby the LSU campus and drank alcohol there. According to the arrest report, Brooks was “very unstable on her feet, was unable to maintain her balance, and was unable to speak clearly without slurring her words” when they left the bar, the man claimed.
The 17-year-old and Brooks were allegedly “hugging and walking together,” according to what Carver allegedly told investigators.
The warrant claims that he claimed Brooks asked for a ride home with them. He claimed that Brooks agreed to have sex with Washington and the 17-year-old when they asked for it.
The warrant states that Carver informed investigators that he “hated” sex and thought Brooks was too inebriated to understand that she was giving consent. He claimed that after that, they left Brooks in a neighbourhood close to the spot where she was struck and killed.
According to a representative for the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office, the person who struck her wasn’t intoxicated and immediately called for help, so the driver isn’t facing charges in the incident.
A video purports to show there was no rape, according to the lawyer for two of the individuals accused in the alleged incident.
Ron Haley, an attorney, told FOX 8 that the woman “willfully got into the car, claimed that her rides had left her, and she got in.” “Not at all a rape. Remember, this is a tragedy, not a crime.”
According to the investigators, Brooks’ blood alcohol content was.319 percent, or over four times the legal limit. Haley insisted that she wasn’t too drunk to be unable to provide consent.
“You could tell she was drunk, couldn’t you? Yes. To the extent that you claim to be in a legally recognised alcoholic stupor and are unable to grant permission or appropriately respond to inquiries? Without a doubt, it was not the case “stated Haley.
According to the lawyer, Brooks and the driver got into a fight after travelling to various locations.
“She disagreed with him and got out of the car. She said she would take an Uber, “said Haley. I want the general public to know that these young men, or more precisely the driver and the other young men in the car, did not leave her stranded on the side of the road.
The driver allegedly thought the girl was too inebriated to consent, according to arrest paperwork.
Haley is confident that the video evidence from inside the car will show that his clients are not guilty and that the incident was caused by bars serving alcohol to young patrons. Haley plans to give the video to the district attorney’s office and the investigators.
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