i had a feeling there was more to this story.
things didnt’ add up when i read “i’m back at the same house again“…
It’s hard to believe, but just a few hours after News 5 visited Mallory Owens practically unconscious in the hospital, she woke up and left. She’s now back at the place where it all started on Thanksgiving night.
“I’m okay, I’m good,” said Owens. “Just a bad bad night.”
Mallory’s family told News 5 on Monday that she was beaten by her girlfriend’s brother for being gay. Mallory doesn’t remember much from that night, but says being gay is not the reason she was attacked.
“A lot of things have happened between us, but it doesn’t make me hate her brother,” said Owens. “I don’t hate her family at all, or anybody for that matter.”
Her girlfriend Ally Hawkins is by her side. She says her brother’s actions are not justified, but he had his own reasons for the attack. They are reasons that will be released when the time is right.
“It’s not a hate crime at all,” said Ally Hawkins. “We both know the reason why this happened, and it doesn’t make any excuses for him, I’m not defending him at all. I know why he was angry, and that will come out.”
Mallory’s accused attacker is 18-year-old Travis Hawkins Jr., who was arrested on second degree assault charges and later bonded out. His lawyer James Byrd says his client is now in hiding, after death threats left him fearing for his life.
“People get a story and go with it, and before it’s over its an entirely different animal,” said Byrd.
The story of Mallory’s beating took the online community by storm. Soon, it was known around the world. Travis Hawkins’ attorney says his client was already tried and convicted by people on the Internet who have no idea what really happened.
“People have taken this and overreacted, and made it something that it’s not,” said Byrd.
Still, Mallory’s mother Kristi Taylor has met with Mobile’s District Attorney, urging Ashley Rich to upgrade the charges against Hawkins to attempted murder.
More details should be released when Travis Hawkins goes to court on December 10th for his arraignment.
waiting for the time to be right?
chick this ain’t no damn csi.
i knew it wasn’t a hate crime.
if someone knows that someone else doesn’t approve of your lifestyle,
they wouldn’t want to spend thanksgiving in the same house as you.
especially when that person went upside your head with a pipe before.
more than likely,
if the brother doesn’t approve then the rest of the family won’t either.
ask yourself would YOU go back to that house after some shit happened the first time?
i think not.
why did the family NOT break it up?
but you are back in the same house recovering?
yeah, and i’m stupid.
i feel this is something between the brother and her.
drinks were probably served.
shit got out of control.
she is in the hospital.
he is in jail.
things blew up because her family probably don’t like her girlfriend’s family.
she isn’t staying with her family because they don’t like her girlfriend (or the fact she is gay).