Madison Brooks case: Baton Rouge judge says suspects ‘callously’ laughed at LSU student shortly before death

January 25, 2023 at 22:57

– Video obtained by law enforcement investigating the alleged crimes against slain LSU student Madison Brooks shows some of the suspects "callously" laughing at the slurring sophomore, according to a local report.
Carver and Lee are charged with being principles to third-degree rape, while Washington and a 17-year-old, who was not present, were charged with third-degree rape.
Brooks, 19, died after she was struck by a car in East Baton Rouge Parish in Louisiana in the early morning hours of Jan. 15.
SLAIN LSU STUDENT MADISON BROOKS DIED 'A HERO,' DONATED KIDNEYS, HEART, SORORITY SAYSSpecifically, Myers said he watched a video of Brooks and the suspects from inside the vehicle, according to the report.
Police records show Brooks had a blood-alcohol content of 0.319% at the time of her death.
Attorney Ronald Haley, who is representing two of the suspects, previously said video showed Brooks "willfully got into the car," according to FOX 8.
In Louisiana, third-degree rape involves sexual intercourse that "is deemed to be without the lawful consent of a victim," according to state law.
The four men left the bar with the victim, according to police records.
Carver allegedly told police that Brooks "asked for a ride home."
Carver drove the vehicle, while Lee sat in the front passenger seat, Carver told police.
Washington and the minor suspect sat in the back seat with Brooks, according to the police documents.
Carver told police that both Washington and the 17-year-old asked Brooks multiple times "if she wanted to have sex," the affidavit states.