this is such a sad story.
very graphic pictures below….
Mallory Owens was released from the hospital Monday afternoon. Her mother, Kristi Taylor, tells News 5 that she is now recovering at the home where the beating took place; Travis Hawkins Sr.’s house in Mobile. Her girlfriend Ally Hawkins is with her.
The twenty-three year old was celebrating Thanksgiving at the house in Mobile Thursday night, when her mother says her girlfriend’s brother attacked her for being gay.
Her accused attacker is 18-year-old Travis Hawkins Jr. He was arrested Sunday on the second degree assault charges. He bonded out soon after.
Thousands of people around the world have rallied online in support of Mallory Owens. Petitions have been signed to get the charges upgraded against Travis Hawkins Jr. to attempted murder.
But friends of Travis Hawkins have also fought back, saying this wasn’t a hate crime at all. They never got along.
Lawmakers have tried for years to cover gay and lesbians under the state hate crimes statute, but sexual orientation is not considered a hate crime in Alabama.
News 5 will be meeting with Hawkins’ attorney James Byrd Tuesday afternoon, and will bring you more information as it becomes available.
so you mean to tell me that she gets beat up and no one did anything????
he should be charged with attempted murder.
if he doesn’t approve, cool.
don’t put your hands on someone being a bitch.
i read he attacked her before with a pipe.
why the hell did she go over there again?
and why is she there now?
i believe there is more to this story…
oh! please don’t forget