4 face hate crime charges in torture of mentally disabled man on Facebook Live
Four people have been charged in the brutal beating and torturing of a mentally disabled man that was broadcast live on Facebook.
FOX 32 NEWS / AP – Four people face felony criminal charges, including hate crimes and kidnapping, in the brutal beating and torturing of a mentally disabled man that was broadcast live on Facebook.
Jordan Hill,18, of Carpentersville; Tesfaye Cooper, 18, of Chicago; Brittany Covington, 18, of Chicago; and Tanishia Covington, 24, of Chicago; face felony criminal charges of aggravated kidnapping, hate crime; aggravated unlawful restraint; aggravated battery deadly weapon; robbery; PSMV and residential burglary.
Chicago police were made aware of the video Tuesday afternoon. The footage shows the suspects kicking, hitting and cutting the hair of the victim while he was gagged. Shouts of “F*** Trump!” and “F*** white people!” can be heard in the background.
At one point, the victim is held at knife point and told to curse President-elect Donald Trump. The group also forces the victim to drink water from a toilet.
The victim was held hostage for at least 24 hours and as long as 48 hours. Police say the kidnapping took place in an apartment in the 3400 block of West Lexington on the West Side.