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Posted by financetiger
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Posted on 1/23/23 at 4:36 pm
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Deputies arrest 4 in LSU student Madison Brooks case

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Deputies have arrested four men in connection with an incident that eventually led to LSU student Madison Brooks being hit and killed by a vehicle in Baton Rouge earlier this month.

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Investigators say Carver admitted that he and the three other males went to Reggie’s Bar near the LSU campus and consumed alcohol, the arrest warrant states. He said Brooks left the bar with them and was “very unstable on her feet, was not able to keep her balance, and was unable to speak clearly without slurring her words,” the arrest document states.

Carver allegedly told investigators his 17-year-old friend and Brooks were “hugging and walking together.”

Investigators say Carver told them Brooks asked for a ride home with them. He told investigators both Washington and the 17-year-old asked Brooks to have sex with them and she agreed, the warrant states.

Carver told investigators he believed Brooks was too drunk to know that she was consenting to sex and he “hated it,” the warrant states.

Carver says they later dropped off Brooks in a neighborhood near the scene where she was hit on Burbank Drive.

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Investigators say Brooks had a blood-alcohol level of .319g%, nearly four times the legal limit.


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Deputies charged both Kaivon Deondre Washington, 18, of Walker, and an unidentified minor with third-degree rape. The minor is 17 years old.

Link to Washington’s arrest warrant
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Posted by Proximo
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Posted on 1/23/23 at 4:37 pm to

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In a conversation shortly before his surrender, Washington told WBRZ’s Chris Nakamoto that he had sex with Brooks before she died. Washington said it was consensual.

Washington said he, the other suspects and Brooks left Reggie’s — a bar in Tigerland — early Sunday, Jan. 15, after a night of heavy drinking. He said he had sex with Brooks in the backseat of a vehicle, along with another teen.

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Kaivon Deondre Washington, 18, of Walker, and an unidentified minor with third-degree rape. The minor is 17 years old. Both are students at Walker High School

Everett Lee, 28, of Pine Grove, and Casen Carver, 18, of Denham were both charged with principle to third-degree rape.
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Posted by jdd48
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Posted on 1/23/23 at 5:01 pm to

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I understand that this is the law, but man I struggle with the onus being solely on the man/boy in this situation.


According to the article:

"Investigators say Brooks had a blood-alcohol level of .319g%, nearly four times the legal limit."

If true, that gal would definitely not had many (if any) of her faculties, and consent is moot.
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Posted by Texjohnson
Member since Jan 2020
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Posted on 1/23/23 at 5:40 pm to
Message from Tate

Dear LSU Community,

This afternoon, police arrested four individuals following an investigation into the events preceding the death of LSU student Madison Brooks, who was struck by a vehicle on Burbank Drive last week.

Madison was a daughter, a granddaughter, a sister, a niece, a classmate, and a friend to many of you. By all accounts, she was an amazing young woman with limitless potential. She should not have been taken from us in this way. What happened to her was evil, and our legal system will parcel out justice.

Our collective grief and outrage cannot be put into mere words. So what can we do? It is time for action. One place to target our attention is the very place where this encounter began.

All but one of the suspects involved in this horrific scenario were underage yet were able to consume alcohol at a local bar. As such, our action plan starts with a deep and relentless focus on any establishment that profits off our students by providing alcohol to underage individuals. In the coming days, we will call a meeting with these business owners to discuss how their responsibilities directly impact the safety of our students. We will work openly against any business that doesn’t join us in efforts toward creating a safer environment for our students. Enough is enough.

Real and long-lasting solutions require multiple strategies, so we will not stop there. That is why I am asking our entire Baton Rouge community, from business leaders to citizens, to work together and join us in this effort. We will share additional action items in the coming days, but for now please join me in keeping Madison’s family in our thoughts and prayers.

William F. Tate IV
LSU President
Posted by tigerskin
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Posted on 1/24/23 at 12:13 am to
Attorney for the accused speaks

“She (Brooks) willfully got into the car, said that her rides had left her, and she got in.”

“After that point in time, there were consensual sexual acts done in that car with her and two other individuals at two separate times,” said Attorney Ron Haley.“

“Absolutely not a rape. Listen this is a tragedy, definitely not a crime,” said Haley.

“He says a video taken during the incident shows Madison Brooks was in a coherent state and knew what was happening the entire time.“

“Can you tell, that she was intoxicated, yes. To the point under the law that you say you’re in a drunken stupor, to the point that you cannot lawfully give consent or answer questions, absolutely that was not the case,” said Haley.

Haley says an argument took place between Brooks and the driver of the vehicle after they traveled around to multiple locations after the bar.

“Based on a disagreement, she got out of the vehicle. She indicated she was getting an Uber. I want the public to know, these young men or really the driver of the vehicle and the young men that were in there, did not put her off on the side of the road,” said Haley.

LINK
Posted by TigerGman
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Posted on 1/27/23 at 12:45 pm to
Attorneys have a press conference... LINK
Posted by HodsonTiger13
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Posted on 1/27/23 at 10:46 pm to
WALKER, La. (WAFB) - Kaivon Washington, one of the suspects arrested for the alleged rape of LSU student Madison Brooks, is now facing a first-degree rape charge in Livingston Parish for a separate alleged incident that took place in Walker in 2020.

Detectives with the Walker Police Department issued an arrest warrant for Washington Friday, Jan. 27 after they say a witness came forward and corroborated details about an alleged incident that took place years ago.

Washington turned himself into the Livingston Parish Detention Center Friday night and is facing a charge of first-degree rape.

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Victim was 12 at time of rape = First Degree rape.

Another victim may be coming forward as well per Kiran.

Posted by supatigah
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Posted on 1/30/23 at 1:52 pm to
Someone asked for a timeline
Here is the FoxNews Timeline

JANUARY 14, 2023

10:06 p.m.

Video footage obtained by the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s (EBRSO) office shows Brooks arrive at Reggie’s Bar in Tigerland, located on Bob Pettit Boulevard.

10:18 p.m.

Casen Carver and Kaivon Washington, both 18; Everett Lee, Washington’s 28-year-old uncle; and an unidentified 17-year-old are seen arriving at Reggie’s.

"Inside the bar, the victim and Mr. Carsen’s (sic) 17-year-old juvenile friend were seen hugging and dancing," states a EBRSO affidavit.

JANUARY 15, 2023

General view of Tigerland in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023. Reggie's Bar, located in Tigerland, is reportedly one of the last places where LSU student Madison Brooks was seen before her death on Jan. 15.

"The victim got back on her feet with the help of three individuals," the document states.


1:34 a.m.

Brooks falls while standing up from a bench near the entrance of Reggie’s bar, the affidavit states.

The 17-year-old suspect is then allegedly seen approaching Brooks. He "removed her baseball cap," and Brooks is seen "grabbing" the teen’s hand "while getting back on her feet," the document alleges.


1:49 a.m.

Brooks and the four men leave Reggie’s Bar.

1:51 a.m.

Brooks and the quartet are seen "walking towards the location of their parked vehicle."

1:54 a.m.

The group then boards the vehicle.

Scene of fatal Madison Books
2:50 a.m.

The EBRSO Traffic Division receives a call about a fatal crash on Burbank Drive, where Brooks is struck by a car. Brooks is rushed to an area hospital, but cannot be saved.

Brooks' sorority, Alpha Phi, confirms that she posthumously donated her kidneys and heart.


The person who struck Brooks "was not impaired and contacted emergency personnel immediately," an EBRSO spokesperson says. The driver does not face criminal charges.

JANUARY 16, 2023

Carver tells police he and the three others – Washington, Lee and the minor – went to the bar on Bob Pettit Boulevard, called Reggie’s, where they consumed alcohol, according to the affidavit.

He denies ever seeing Brooks prior to that night.

Carver allegedly tells police "the victim walked with them" as they were leaving the bar. He says Brooks "was very unstable on her feet, was not able to keep her balance, and was unable to speak clearly without slurring her words."


Carver tells police Brooks "asked for a ride home." "[H]e admitted that he agreed to give her the ride because he did not want to leave her while very intoxicated and the bar was closing."

He says he asked the woman about her friends, "but she was ‘drunk’ and did not know where her friends were," the affidavit states.

Carver drove the vehicle, while Lee sat in the front passenger seat, Carver tells police. Washington and the minor suspect sat in the back seat with Brooks, according to the police documents.

He says he "asked the victim for her address, but she fell over and could not answer him."

The group then drove "a short distance to a nearby street" where they parked, the affidavit states.

Carver tells police he "overheard his 17-year-old juvenile friend as he asked the victim five times, if she wanted to have sex with him," the affidavit states. He allegedly says the victim "gave verbal consent."

According to Carver, the 17-year-old suspect and Washington then took turns having sex with Brooks. He tells police she consented to Washington and the 17-year-old but added that "he thought the victim was ‘drunker’ and her speech was slurred," according to the affidavit.

Carver allegedly tells police that he and Lee were still in the vehicle at the time of the sex acts, the affidavit states, but that "he felt uncomfortable and he ‘hated it,’" the document adds.

"During the interview, the co-defendant (Carver) was asked if the victim was too impaired to consent to the sexual intercourse and he replied, ‘I guess,’" the document continues.

JANUARY 18, 2023

A post-mortem examination conducted at the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s Office shows the victim "had injuries consistent with previous sexual assault." A urine sample tests positive for THC.

Shane Evans, the chief of investigations for the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s Office, later tells Fox News Digital Brooks died from "multiple traumatic injuries 2nd motor vehicle collision vs. pedestrian."

JANUARY 19, 2023

Medical records show the victim’s blood alcohol concentration at the time of her death was 0.319%.

JANUARY 23, 2023
Carver, Washington and Lee are booked into East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office jail. Carver and Lee are charged with principles to third-degree rape.

Washington is charged with third-degree rape.

In Louisiana, third-degree rape involves sexual intercourse that "is deemed to be without the lawful consent of a victim," according to state law.

Attorneys for the suspects argue that video showed the victim was not drunk to the point where she was unable to consent to sex. Attorney Ronald Haley, who is representing two of the suspects, says video showed Brooks "willfully got into the car," according to FOX 8.

"Absolutely not a rape," Haley says. "Listen, this is a tragedy, definitely not a crime."

He acknowledges that Brooks appeared intoxicated, according to FOX 8.

"To the point under the law that you say you’re in a drunken stupor, to the point that you cannot lawfully give consent or answer questions? Absolutely that was not the case," he says.

JANUARY 24, 2023

All three adult suspects appear in court for bond hearings. Judge Brad Myers, from the 19th Judicial District, says he personally had viewed footage related to the case, according to local news station WAFB-TV.

Myers says he watched a video of Brooks and the suspects from inside the vehicle, according to the report. Myers said footage, which was allegedly taken by one of the four suspects, depicted the others "callously" laughing at Brooks, who appeared to slur as she spoke, according to the report. The video reportedly did not include the alleged rape.

Myers also says he saw footage that showed Brooks inside Reggie’s earlier in the night as she struggled to stand up and could be seen falling, WAFB reported. The judge reportedly says he believes based on the footage and other evidence that a crime occurred.

Prosecutors announce they will be seeking to charge the suspects with first-degree rape, though it was not clear if they planned to take the action against all or only some of the males, the outlet reported. Prosecutors are also expected to empanel a grand jury.

Myers orders Washington be held on $150,000 bond in connection with the third-degree rape charge. Carver and Lee, charged as principles, are ordered held on $50,000 and $75,000, respectively.

Carver and Lee post bond and are released that same day.



Ernest Legier Jr., commissioner of Louisiana Alcohol and Tobacco Control, tells Fox News Digital that state authorities issued an emergency suspension, an action that "immediately suspends the service or sale of alcoholic beverages."


"The Louisiana ATC is working with Baton Rouge ABC and local law enforcement to investigate and share evidence regarding recent incidents at this establishment," Legier Jr. says. "Due to the seriousness of the allegations and the potential threat to public safety, an emergency suspension will be issued today."

JANUARY 26, 2023
Washington posts $150,000 bond and is released from jail.
Posted by AlwysATgr
Member since Apr 2008
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Posted on 2/4/23 at 11:41 pm to
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Not sure how she didn't get really sick either.


Maybe she did and it just hasn't been reported yet.

I've kinda followed this thread along. To my knowledge the primary sources of info are:

1) Affidavit - includes .319 BAC
2) Reggie's Videos - taken from WAFB on YT. Will update if I find better videos.
3) WBRZ: LSU student dies in hospital after being struck by car on Burbank Drive
4) Defense Attorneys' Press Conference (WBRZ / YouTube)
5) Chris Nakamoto Interview on Houston Fox 26 (YouTube)
6) Article on Washington being arrested for a prior rape in LP - Unfiltered with Kiran
7) Claim by "BrianFlanagan" on p. 240:
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I know for a fact that she forgot her phone in Reggie’s.
But he also claims is was raining when I cannot verify so not sure how much credibility he has. But this is the only source I'm aware of that Madison left her phone at Reggie's.

8) Real Life, Real Crime 1/26/23 Podcast

From these a loose timeline can be constructed. She left Reggie's sometime before 2 AM. The affidavit states the location of the rapes on Jennifer Jean drive. And then she was struck around 2:50 AM on Burbank.

9) WBRZ Interview w/ Defense 2/13/23 - some new videos from inside the car
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Posted by Proximo
Member since Aug 2011
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Posted on 1/23/23 at 4:37 pm to

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In a conversation shortly before his surrender, Washington told WBRZ’s Chris Nakamoto that he had sex with Brooks before she died. Washington said it was consensual.

Washington said he, the other suspects and Brooks left Reggie’s — a bar in Tigerland — early Sunday, Jan. 15, after a night of heavy drinking. He said he had sex with Brooks in the backseat of a vehicle, along with another teen.

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Kaivon Deondre Washington, 18, of Walker, and an unidentified minor with third-degree rape. The minor is 17 years old. Both are students at Walker High School

Everett Lee, 28, of Pine Grove, and Casen Carver, 18, of Denham were both charged with principle to third-degree rape.
This post was edited on 1/23/23 at 5:57 pm
Posted by Cymry Teigr
Member since Sep 2012
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Posted on 1/23/23 at 4:37 pm to
Yep. Seems like he had the inside scoop all along.
Posted by Sterling Archer
Austin
Member since Aug 2012
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Posted on 1/23/23 at 4:38 pm to
IANAL but can't they be charged with manslaughter or something too? This pisses me off so much. Drop the names of these pieces of shite
Posted by Booyow
Member since Mar 2010
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Posted on 1/23/23 at 4:38 pm to
There were a couple of posters claiming that something like this happened
Posted by financetiger
Member since Feb 2008
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Posted on 1/23/23 at 4:38 pm to
A thread was started yesterday but was whacked. They have known for a little while she was raped and dumped. She was trying to flag down help and was hit on Burbank.
Posted by fallguy_1978
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Posted on 1/23/23 at 4:38 pm to
Well at least they caught the sick fricks. So sad.
Posted by TigersSEC2010
Warren, Michigan
Member since Jan 2010
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Posted on 1/23/23 at 4:38 pm to
The family must be thrilled that the world now knows their daughter had multiple dudes run through her while blackout drunk (possible rape if the charges stick) just before she was horrifically killed in the middle of the road. What a horrible situation.
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Posted by beerJeep
Louisiana
Member since Nov 2016
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Posted on 1/23/23 at 4:39 pm to
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The NAACP is working with prominent Baton Rouge attorneys representing two of the suspects, saying there is video evidence refuting allegations that Brooks was raped.


Posted by Tigeralum2008
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Posted on 1/23/23 at 4:39 pm to
Fry them all
Posted by 50_Tiger
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Posted on 1/23/23 at 4:40 pm to
NAACP is involved? I dont need to know the race of the criminals now
Posted by Jake88
Member since Apr 2005
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Posted on 1/23/23 at 4:41 pm to
LSU and Baton Rouge are such wonderful communities. Two students have died and another shot in about four and a half months of school this academic year.
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Posted by Jones
Member since Oct 2005
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Posted on 1/23/23 at 4:41 pm to
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saying there is video evidence refuting allegations that Brooks was raped.


How exactly is this possible?
Posted by Mr. Hangover
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Member since Sep 2003
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Posted on 1/23/23 at 4:41 pm to
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The NAACP is working with prominent Baton Rouge attorneys representing two of the suspects, saying there is video evidence refuting allegations that Brooks was raped.


You knew this was coming. One side claims rape the other side claims it was consensual
Posted by JodyPlauche
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Posted on 1/23/23 at 4:41 pm to
They should at least be charged with Manslaughter.
Posted by Proximo
Member since Aug 2011
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Posted on 1/23/23 at 4:42 pm to
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How exactly is this possible?

I guess they weren’t seen raping her while walking out the door so of course they’re innocent
Posted by SMD
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Posted on 1/23/23 at 4:42 pm to
CRTate doing work
Posted by Mr. Hangover
New Orleans
Member since Sep 2003
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Posted on 1/23/23 at 4:42 pm to
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How exactly is this possible?


If you’re gonna run a train, you gotta film it





I’m throwing out a hypothetical here, I’m not arguing that that’s what really happened
Posted by Oilfieldbiology
Member since Nov 2016
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Posted on 1/23/23 at 4:43 pm to
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How exactly is this possible?


They are claiming everything was consensual
Posted by dewster
Chicago
Member since Aug 2006
25283 posts
Posted on 1/23/23 at 4:43 pm to
Can we please just recall Broom and her dipshit police chief?

If either of them were any dumber, we’d have to water them twice a day.
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