18-year-old charged for Thanksgiving lesbian assault
Monday, November 26, 2012
An 18-year-old man, Travis Hawkins Jr., was charged yesterday by police in Alabama, for allegedly beating a woman who is romantically involved with his sister. Hawkins was bailed following a charge for second-degree assault.,
Mallory Owens, 23, the victim of the attack, is in the USA Medical Center in Mobile, recovering from the injuries. Owens has had to have facial reconstructive surgery and had a broken nose from the assault during. Owens' family have told reporters they believe it to be a hate crime and called for the prosecutors to upgrade the charges against Hawkins.
The father of the arrested man, Travis Hawkins Sr., has said they have hired a lawyer for his son, Hawkins Jr.
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