Funeral for Madison Brooks
Mourners extracurricular St. Peter Catholic Church dressed successful pinkish successful grant of LSU student, Madison Brooks' favourite colour ((KR/Mega for Fox News Digital).
A video clip of LSU sophomore Madison Brooks slurring her words successful nan backmost of a car surrounded by her accused rapists was "hurtful and shameful," Brooks' mother's lawyer told Fox News Digital.
Lawyers for nan suspects released a 29-second cellphone signaling to section news outlet WBRZ 2, which aired nan video on pinch an question and reply pinch nan lawyers connected Feb. 13.
In nan video, Brooks is seen successful nan backmost seat, flanked connected either broadside by 2 men, saying done slurred speech, "I'm sorry that I offended you that bad. Get out. Get out. I'll telephone an Uber connected my own."
One of nan suspects is seen exiting nan backmost passenger-side doorway of nan car, and Brooks follows and is heard calling nan driver, "Gay."
That's wherever nan signaling ends. Brooks, 19, was deed by a car soon aft and died successful nan hospital.
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Madison Brooks successful an undated photo. (@madibrookss/Instagram)
Kerry Miller, who's representing Brooks' mom, Ashley Baustert, called nan video "hurtful and shameful," and said each clip nan defense leaks different short clip, it "cuts for illustration a knife" into his client.
In precocious January, a four-second video was released to section news outlet WAFB 9, which appeared to show Brooks jogging down her alleged attackers arsenic they were leaving Reggie's barroom successful Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
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The group was seen stepping from nan barroom to their car earlier nan video cuts out.
"It's 1 point to take sides your clients. It's different to effort nan lawsuit successful nan media," Miller said. "It shows a level of desperation."
Ron Haley, a lawyer who's defending 1 of nan suspects, told WBRZ 2 successful their Feb. 13 question and reply that Brooks utilized "very vulgar connection to nan driver."
"Implying that he's not consecutive based connected him not wanting to prosecute successful definite activities pinch her," Haley said. "It doesn't put anyone successful nan champion light, but again, not being put successful nan champion ray isn't nan aforesaid point arsenic rape."
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Haley didn't return Fox News Digital's petition for remark aliases a petition for nan video, and it's unclear really agelong nan full signaling is.
Four suspects were arrested successful relationship pinch Brooks' alleged rape.
From near to right: Kaivon Deondre Washington, Casen Carver and Everett Deonte Lee. The 4th suspect, a minor, has since been identified arsenic Desmond Carter. (East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office)
Desmond Carter, whose sanction had been withheld until Wednesday's expansive assemblage proceeding because he was 17, was indicted connected first-degree rape, which is punishable by life successful situation without parole, arsenic good arsenic third-degree rape.
Kaivon Washington, 18, was besides charged pinch third-degree rape, which successful Louisiana involves intersexual intercourse that "is deemed to beryllium without nan lawful consent of a victim," according to authorities law.
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The different 2 suspects – Casen Carver, 18, and Everett Lee, 28 – were charged pinch main to third-degree rape for allegedly sitting successful nan beforehand of nan car while Brooks was sexually assaulted by Washington and Carter successful nan backmost spot aft a nighttime of drinking.
The territory lawyer has discussed upgrading charges against nan different suspects arsenic much grounds is presented to nan expansive jury, but DA Hillar Moore's agency didn't return Fox News Digital's petition for comment.
A image of Madison Brooks sits extracurricular nan religion for her ceremonial successful Covington, LA, Friday, February 3, 2023. Brooks, a 19-year-old sophomore astatine LSU, was allegedly raped earlier she was fatally struck by a car successful nan early greeting hours of Jan. 15. (KR/Mega for Fox News Digital)
Washington has since been arrested and charged pinch 2 much alleged rapes successful Livingston Parish successful 2020 and nan aforesaid area of East Baton Rouge successful October 2022.
In 2020, he was 16 and his alleged unfortunate was 12, according to tribunal documents, and nan much caller rape accusation astir mimicked nan circumstances successful Brooks' alleged rape.
Like Brooks, nan unfortunate successful nan October 2022 incident drank astatine Reggie's and met Washington and different man, who was referred to successful tribunal documents arsenic her "acquaintance," 18-year-old Karson Jones.
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Brooks was laid to remainder connected Feb. 3 successful Covington, Louisiana.
"My beautiful angel, 1 and only daughter, and champion friend that was taken measurement excessively soon. I committedness to grant you, your bequest and will do everything successful my powerfulness to guarantee nary different family has to strengthen nan symptom we person faced," Baustert wrote successful a Facebook post.
Chris Eberhart is simply a crime and US news journalist for Fox News Digital. Email tips to [email protected] aliases connected twitter @ChrisEberhart48