Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Tortured soul

What sick folks these three are.

Too bad they can't get even a small portion meted out to them of what they did.

At least not officially.

What? I'm just sayin'

Two more arrested in woman's torture
By David Saleh Rauf drauf@express-news.net

Police on Monday arrested two people in connection with the alleged kidnapping and torture of a 24-year-old woman at an East Side residence over the weekend, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.

On Sunday morning, police responding to an apartment on Nolan Street for a call of an assault in progress found a woman sitting on the front porch bloodied and beaten, according to a police report. She was the alleged victim of multiple forms of torture applied for up to eight hours straight overnight, said department spokesman Joe Rios.

Bound to a chair and choked unconscious with a telephone cord, the woman was beaten with numerous objects, including a television and an umbrella, the affidavit said. She also had her front teeth “pulled out with a wrench,” the affidavit said, but was able to untie herself and escape about 9 a.m. Sunday when one of her attackers fell asleep.

The woman, whose name police did not release because she also might have been the victim of sexual assault, was transported to University Hospital, where she remained in stable condition Monday, Rios said.

According to the report, the woman grew impatient while waiting for a friend and drove off with his Cadillac, prompting the alleged torture after she was found with the Cadillac at another friend's house.

On Monday, police arrested 25-year-old Kirk Gaither and 29-year-old Lakeshia Huff while the two were in Municipal Court paying citations, Rios said. Each was charged with one count of aggravated kidnapping and was ordered held on $100,000 bonds.

A third suspect, 21-year-old Matthew Gaither was arrested at the scene Sunday. Matthew, who according to the affidavit used a stick to sexually assault the woman and a “hot spoon” to burn her upper and lower body, remained jailed on $350,000 bond, officials said.