Six teenagers in Flint, Mich., have been charged as adults in connection with a Facebook video showing a 16-year-old being dragged from a home and beaten by multiple people on the front lawn of the house.
MLive reports that Faith Trinae Richard, 16, and Rachael Nichole Hudson, 16, both from Flint, were arraigned in Genesee County District Court on one count each of first-degree home invasion and assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder.
Donivin Allen-Megail Cherry, 19, of Flint; Aliecia Deshaun King, 17, of Davison; Unique Raquel Richard, 17, of Pontiac; and Marie Nicole Drinkwine, 17, of Flint are each charged with one count of first-degree home invasion, assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder and using a computer to commit a crime.
As previously reported on The Root, the Flint Police Department issued a statement saying that it was aware of the video and had launched an investigation to find out the story behind it.
Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton told MLive that he’s handled cases involving Facebook videos before, but “I think this is the first time we’ve had a gang beating that was live-streamed on Facebook.”
I can’t help wondering when these kids are going to learn that recording and posting your felonies online is never a good idea. It just makes it easier for you to be caught and prosecuted.
I hope justice is served for the young girl who was so brutally beaten.
Read more at MLive.