Key Defendant In W.Va. Torture Case Reportedly 'Wants To Come Clean'

Key Defendant In W.Va. Torture Case Reportedly 'Wants To Come Clean'

Published February 11, 2008

Posted Sept. 20, 2007 – The more details that surface regarding the 20-year-old Black woman who was kidnapped and raped by six White West Virginians, the sicker the story gets.

In a hearing for two of the defendants Tuesday, the details of just how much Megan Williams suffered was enough to send the victim’s mother, Carmen Williams, stumbling from the courtroom in tears. Yes, as reported earlier, Megan had been tortured, sexually assaulted, forced to eat animal feces and peppered with the “N”-word.

But, reading from a statement Megan Williams gave officers at the time they rescued her, Sheriff's Deputy Jeffrey Robinette revealed Tuesday that the victim had been hacked with a “butcher knife,” beaten with wooden sticks and fly swatters, forced to drink a cup of urine and scalded with hot water.

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In another shocking revelation, 49-year-old Frankie Brewster – the woman who owned the ramshackle trailer where the nightmare allegedly took place – said the six captors even discussed killing Megan for fear that she might tell on them if they let her go.

When deputies, answering an anonymous tip, arrived at the home on Sept. 8, Brewster, who was sitting on the front porch, said she was the only one home. A few moments later, a bloodied, battered Megan staggered to the front door with her arms outstretched. “Help me!” she gasped.

The prosecutor has charged Brewster with kidnapping, sexual assault and giving false information to police; he also added three counts of misdemeanor battery but dropped a charge of unlawful wounding.

For his role in the weeklong ordeal, Danny J. Combs, 20, originally charged sexual assault and malicious wounding, now faces a kidnapping charge, which carries a possible life sentence, and two more sexual assault charges.

Brewster, who is also accused of forcing Megan to perform oral sex on her, now says “I just want to come clean,” and is reportedly spilling the beans on her co-defendants.

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Written by BET-Staff


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