People are crazy

September 12, 2007

People are just crazy. I was reading the news this morning and came across the following story on the CNN website.

Six West Virginians charged with kidnapping, torturing and sexually assaulting a woman for at least a week may also face hate crime charges, Logan County Sheriff’s officials said Tuesday. The victim, 20-year-old Megan Williams, is black; those charged are white. The suspects include a mother and son, a mother and daughter, and two men.

According to criminal complaints filed in the county, Williams was sexually assaulted, stabbed in the left leg, choked and beaten. She also allegedly was forced to eat rat and dog feces, lick up blood and drink from the toilet. The criminal complaints say the suspects threatened to kill the victim if she left the house where she was being held.

Williams was discovered Saturday after sheriff’s deputies received an anonymous tip that a woman was being held against her will at a home in Big Creek, West Virginia. As the deputies spoke with a woman on the front porch, “a female inside the residence limped toward the door with her arms held out, saying ‘Help me,’ ” according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Department.

In custody are Frankie Brewster, 49; her son Bobby, 24, both of Pecks Mill, West Virginia; Danny J. Combs, 20, of Harts, West Virginia; and George A. Messer, 27, Karen Burton, 46, and her daughter, Alisha Burton, 23, all of Chapmanville, West Virginia.

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What kind of crazies kidnap and torture someone for more than a week? And how to mother/child teams get involved. Oh, West Virginia.