Two Madison Brooks rape suspects have been released on bail as the bar closes – for the last time

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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, 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 in a car before dropping her off along a road in the early hours of Jan. 15. 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 – they have since been released on bail.

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. However, at a hearing on Tuesday, a judge said the footage — along with other evidence — actually proves that a crime took place.

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Oliver O’ConnellJanuary 25, 2023 9:15 PM

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Liquor license suspended at bar where LSU student met alleged assailants

The Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control announced Tuesday that it is issuing an emergency suspension for Reggie’s bar in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, following the tragic death of 19-year-old Madison Brooks.

The agency cited “the seriousness of the allegations and the potential threat to public safety”.

Oliver O’ConnellJanuary 25, 2023 8:30 PM

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Suspects can face higher costs

Prosecutors in the Madison Brooks case have vowed to raise charges against the alleged attackers.

Prosecutor Stuart Theriot said at Tuesday’s hearing that the state would seek higher charges of first-degree rape and planned to convene a grand jury in the case.

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.

Mr. Washington had his bail set by 19th Judicial District Judge Brad Myers at $150,000. Mr. Lee was issued a $75,000 bond and Mr. Carver was issued a $50,000 bond.

The bail hearing of the 17-year-old has been postponed to February.

Both Mr Lee and Mr Carver were released from prison on Wednesday morning under house arrest.

Oliver O’ConnellJanuary 25, 2023 7:40 PM

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LSU Alpha Phi sorority pays tribute to Madison

Oliver O’ConnellJanuary 25, 2023 7:00 PM

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Oliver O’ConnellJanuary 25, 2023 6:15 PM

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Timeline: What Happened to Madison Brooks?

Brooks, 19, was allegedly sexually assaulted in a car on January 15 after a night of drinking at a bar in Baton Rouge before being left on a dark road in the early hours of the morning, after which she appears to have been accidentally hit by a passing car. car and later died in hospital from her injuries.

Joe Summerlad has put together a timeline of everything we know about the case so far:

Oliver O’ConnellJanuary 25, 2023 5:30 PM

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Two suspects released on bail

Two of the four suspects arrested following an investigation into the death of LSU student Madison Brooks have been released.

Baton Rouge TSTIME affiliate WBRZ 2 reports prison records showing Everett Lee, 28, and Casen Carver, 18, have been released from East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.

Both were booked as principals for third-degree rape on Monday and are now required to wear ankle bracelets and remain under house arrest as terms of their bail.

Two other suspects charged with third-degree rape, 18-year-old Kaivon Washington and an unidentified 17-year-old youth, are in jail as of Wednesday morning.

The minor is being held separately in a juvenile facility awaiting trial, and Washington is jailed on $150,000 bond.

Oliver O’ConnellJanuary 25, 2023 4:57 PM

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Brooks called “hero” for organ donation

The Madison Brooks sorority has named her a hero for arranging for her organs to be donated in the event of her death.

The statement goes on to say she made a lasting impact on the members of the chapter, adding: “She was also a hero and was able to donate her heart and kidneys to save others.”

Oliver O’ConnellJanuary 25, 2023 4:00 PM

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Judge says video intended to exonerate suspects actually shows that a crime has taken place

A video that four men hoped would clear them of the rape of a Louisiana State University (LSU) student has instead proved a crime took place, according to a judge — hours after a lawyer for two of the suspects claimed the late 19 year old had consented to sex.

Rachel Sharp has the details.

Oliver O’ConnellJanuary 25, 2023 3:30 PM

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Prosecutors vow to raise charges

Now prosecutors in the case have also vowed to raise charges against the alleged attackers.

Prosecutor Stuart Theriot said at Tuesday’s hearing that the state would seek higher charges of first-degree rape and planned to convene a grand jury in the case.

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.

Mr. Washington had his bail set by 19th Judicial District Judge Brad Myers at $150,000. Mr. Lee was issued a $75,000 bond and Mr. Carver was issued a $50,000 bond.

The bail hearing of the 17-year-old has been postponed to February.

Oliver O’ConnellJanuary 25, 2023 3:00 PM

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