Wednesday, April 21, 2010

3 Jackson County teens charged with attempted murder, kidnapping

Hate Crime by Old Friends

This from the Herald-Leader:

Police have arrested three teenagers, including a juvenile, on charges of kidnapping and attempted murder after a Jackson County High School student told authorities that the girls kidnapped and tried to kill her.

Cheyenne Williams, 18, of McKee, signed a sworn criminal complaint Monday, saying she was abducted on Friday by Corinne M. Schwab, 18, of Sandgap; Ashley N. Sams, 18, of Annville; and a 17-year-old girl who was not identified because she is a juvenile.

Williams told police she was attacked as a result of her sexual orientation, state police Detective Joie Peters said.

The criminal complaint says the girls unlawfully restrained and tried to cause Williams' death...

State police issued a news release Tuesday that says Williams was "taken against her will to the Flat Lick Falls area" where she was assaulted and that the other three girls "attempted to push her over a cliff, which could have resulted in serious physical injury or death." ...

Williams videotaped the incident on her cell phone...

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