Thursday, February 19, 2009

Torture case

Hamilton, ON, Canada (February 18) - Three adults and a juvenile have been charged in Hamilton, Ontario with the torture of man described has having mental disabilities whom police believe was held captive and abused for almost a month after being lured to an apartment. The man's skull had been fractured and he had a variety of other life-threatening injuries. In the Toronto Star, Police Superintendent Bill Stewart is quoted as saying:

"In 32 years of policing, these are the most disturbing and disgusting acts I have ever seen," Hamilton police Supt. Bill Stewart said yesterday.

"The motive can be best described as sadistic in nature."


"The victim's skull was fractured from repeated beatings with several hard objects and he was deliberately burned and beaten over much of his body," Stewart said.

Along with severe injuries, "his blood was so toxified that it could have resulted in his death in a very short period of time." The toxin was not alcohol, drugs or chemical in nature, Stewart said, without elaborating.

Stanley Brown, 30, Nathaniel Jug, 22, and Dakota Thompson, 20, were charged with one count each of aggravated assault and forcible confinement. According to, a 17-year-old boy has also been arrested. It is expected the four will also face further charges of aggravated assault, robbery and threatening death.

The man remains in hospital at this time.