Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Maximum sentences for kidnapping and abuse of disabled, African-American woman

Two of the people (a 46-year-old woman and a 49-year-old man) charged in connection with the kidnapping, rape and torture of Megan Williams, a 20-year-old disabled, African Amercan woman in Logan country (W.VA) last summer have received the maximum sentences possible.

Seven white Logan County residents (two women and five men) were charged with the kidnapping and assault of Williams. Two other defendants had already pleaded guilty and been sentenced. Felony charges are pending against two others. A seventh defendant was indicted on a misdemeanor battery charge.

Read more here and here.