A Louisiana State University student was killed after being hit by a car after being assaulted and abandoned in the nearby Baton Rouge neighborhood, officials said.school president Identified Victim as Madison Brooks, a sophomore.
According to court documents, 18-year-old Kyvon Washington and a 17-year-old boy whose name was withheld because he was underage were charged with third-degree rape. Under Louisiana law, prosecution generally requires that the perpetrator be “unable to resist or comprehend the nature of the conduct, owing to the stupor or abnormal state of mind induced by the intoxicant or any other cause.” Victims Knew or Should Know”. helplessness of the victim. “
Everett Lee, 28, and Kaesen Carver, 18, were charged with third-degree rape.
All four defendants recently turned themselves in, according to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office. As of Tuesday, it was unclear if any of them had attorneys.
In a statement posted on social media, LSU’s Alpha Phi chapter said Brooks was a sorority sister and her organs were donated after the fatal accident.
“We are mourning the sudden and tragic loss of our sister Madison Brooks following the life-threatening accident,” the sorority wrote. Facebook“She was also a hero and was able to donate her heart and kidney to help others. My heart goes out to her family and friends during this incredibly difficult time.”
According to the arrest warrant, Brooks met the 17-year-old girl who is currently accused of sexually assaulting her at a bar in Tigerland’s entertainment district on January 15. Police say the woman left with him and three men.
Brooks, who Carver stated in an affidavit that her legs were unsteady, unable to maintain balance and slurred speech, asked to go home. Washington and a 17-year-old boy allege they raped the victim while she was sitting in front of her car. , Carver replied, “I think so.”
A victim’s blood alcohol level can cause unconsciousness, says the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
About 3:00 a.m., about 50 minutes after Carver said he had dropped the victim in the lot, Carver was run over by a rideshare vehicle while he was standing in the street. She died in hospital.
“Madison was a daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece, classmate and friend to many. written statement monday“By all accounts, she was an amazing young woman with limitless potential. She should never have been taken away from us in this way. What happened to her was evil and Our legal system will dispense justice.”
University officials plan to meet with business owners near campus to “discuss how their responsibilities directly affect student safety,” Tate said.
Police said the driver was undisturbed, contacted paramedics and stayed at the crash site, but no charges were filed.