Four men charged with rape of LSU student Madison Brooks before death – live

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Louisiana sorority student Madison Brooks has been fatally hit by a car after allegedly being raped

Four men have been arrested for allegedly raping a Louisiana State University student before abandoning her on a dark road, where she was hit by a shared car and killed.

Madison Brooks, a 19-year-old sister from an Alpha Phi sorority, had spent the night of January 14 at Reggie’s Bar in Baton Rouge, where she reportedly met her attackers.

Investigators said Brooks was then sexually assaulted by the four men — ages 17 to 28 — in a car before dropping her off along a road in a neighborhood near Pelican Lakes Parkway in the early hours of Jan. 15.

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A driver then hit the 19-year-old and she died in hospital hours later.

Kaivon Deondre Washington, 18, and a 17-year-old man who has not been named due to his age, have been charged with third-degree rape. Mr. Washington’s uncle, Everette Lee, 28, and Casen Carver, 18, are charged with rape.

A lawyer for two of the suspects has claimed to local outlet KSLA that footage of the alleged assault proves them innocent and that the deceased 19-year-old agreed.

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Footage from the bar shows Madison Brooks falling while her blood alcohol level was four times higher

Investigators said Brooks’s blood alcohol level was four times the legal limit at the time of her death.

She fell for at least one of the suspects before they left the company, the footage shows.

Defendant Casen Carver, 18, said Brooks was “very unstable, unable to keep her balance and unable to speak clearly without slurring her words,” according to the warrant.

When asked by investigators whether he believed Brooks was too weak to consent, Mr Carver reportedly said: “I think so.”

Rachel SharpJanuary 25, 2023 10:30 am

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Who are the four men accused of her rape?

Four men have been arrested for allegedly raping Louisiana State University student Madison Brooks before dropping her off on a dark street, where she was fatally hit by a car.

Kaivon Deondre Washington, 18, and a 17-year-old man who has not been identified because he is a minor have been charged with third-degree rape.

Mr Washington’s uncle, Everette Lee, 28, and Casen Carver, 18, were also charged with rape.

LSU has confirmed that none of the four alleged attackers are university students.

Casen Carver, 18, Everette Lee, 28, and Kaivon Washington, are charged with the rape of Madison Brook

(PD Baton Rouge)

Rachel SharpJanuary 25, 2023 10:10 am

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What happened to Madison Brooks?

Madison Brooks, a 19-year-old sister from an Alpha Phi sorority, had spent the night of January 14 at Reggie’s Bar in Baton Rouge, where she reportedly met her attackers.

Investigators said Brooks was then sexually assaulted by the four men — ages 17 to 28 — in a car before dropping her off along a road in a neighborhood near Pelican Lakes Parkway in the early hours of Jan. 15.

A driver then hit the 19-year-old and she died in hospital hours later.

Rachel SharpJanuary 25, 2023 10:00 AM

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Men accused of raping Madison Brooks claim video proves innocence

An attorney for two men accused of raping a Lousiana State University student before dropping her off in a roadway where she was later fatally hit by a car has claimed video of the alleged assault proves she was in a ” coherent state” and agreed to the acts.

Ron Haley, an attorney for Kaivon Deondre Washington, 18, and the minor, has challenged the charges, claiming that the video of the incident showed Brooks “was intoxicated,” but not to point out that she was “legally unable to consent give or answer questions” while dealing with the suspects. Mr. Haley said she got out of the vehicle after an “argument.”

“Absolutely not rape. Listen, this is a tragedy, definitely not a crime,” Mr. Haley told KSLA. ‘Can you tell she was drunk, yes. To the point under the law of saying you’re drunk, to the point of legally not being able to give consent or answer questions, that was definitely not the case.

TSTIME‘s Andrea Blanco has the full story:

Rachel SharpJanuary 25, 2023 9:48 AM

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Four men charged with raping LSU student Madison Brooks before she was killed by car

Four men have been arrested for allegedly raping a Louisiana State University student before dropping her off on a darkened street, where she was fatally hit by a car.

Nineteen-year-old Madison Brooks was killed on January 15 after a driver hit her while she was standing on a dark road in Baton Rouge. On Monday, local news station KSLA reported that Brooks had been dropped off near the crash site by four men now accused of participating in or witnessing her rape shortly before.

Kaivon Deondre Washington, 18, and a 17-year-old man who was not identified because he is a minor have since been charged with third-degree rape. Meanwhile, Mr. Washington’s uncle, Everette Lee, 28, and Casen Carver, 18, were charged with rape, according to an arrest warrant obtained by KSLA.

TSTIME‘s Andrea Blanco has the full story:

Rachel SharpJanuary 25, 2023 9:46 AM

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Welcome to TSTIME‘s live blog about the death and alleged sexual assault of Madison Brooks

Rachel SharpJanuary 25, 2023 9:45 AM

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