(Angry Patriot Movement) – The parents of a special needs man reported their son missing on January 2nd, only to witness later their worst nightmare: their son being tortured LIVE on Facebook.
The victim’s paternal aunt, Janet Grant, told The Daily Mail that her nephew continues to ask why someone he idolized, someone he considered a friend, did this to him, “[He] just keeps saying, ‘Why, why? Jordan was my friend. He’s been my friend for a couple of years,’” as per Independent Journal Review.
“They went to school together, they both had problems,” Grant explained, “He adores Jordan. I don’t know Jordan, but [my nephew] really liked him.” Jordan Hill, the teen referenced, had gone to school with the victim for several years before the incident. “It’s one thing if they didn’t know each other, but [my nephew] idolized him. [He] thought he was cool,” the victim’s aunt continued to explain.
Grant also went on to explain that the victim’s mother never had a good feeling about her son and Jordan Hill’s friendship. “His mom didn’t like him hanging out, but [he] would say, ‘that’s my friend, that’s my friend.’ He looked up to Jordan.”
The tortured man, who’s identity is being protected, suffers from severe attention deficit disorder and schizophrenia. He was reportedly abducted by the four teenagers from a Chicago suburb McDonald’s on New Year’s Eve. He was then brutally tortured for over six hours.
The victim had been bound, burned with cigarettes, beaten, his scalp sliced, and forced to drink from a toilet. One of his captors, 18-year-old Brittany Covington, used Facebook Live to video herself and three others committing the torture. They can be seen in the video kicking the victim, spitting on him, pulling him up by neck bindings, and flicking cigarette ash on his already wounded head. In addition to their lewd behavior, the teenagers can be heard yelling, “f*** Donald Trump, f*** white people.”
Police later found the victim wandering around the neighborhood he had been taken to, wearing shorts in the dead cold of winter. He was reported to have been extremely traumatized and disoriented but was able to lead officials to the scene of his gruesome torture. He was also able to identify the four suspects, who are now in custody.
As if physically assaulting the victim wasn’t enough, police also report that Jordan Hill sent a text message to the victim’s mother demanding $300 in ransom if she wanted to see her son again. After receiving the texts, the victim’s parents went to the police, who then discovered the Facebook video.
Janet Grant, the victim’s aunt, later pointed out the obvious in explaining that her nephew’s lack of mental stability made him an even more vulnerable victim. “He’s got enough problems already,” she went on, “Once they took him to Chicago, he had no meds for four days. He couldn’t even fight back.”
Unfortunately, recovery looks grim for the victim, given his medical history. “Physically he’ll heal, but mentally…he’ll always be looking over his shoulder. Probably won’t trust anybody,” Grant said of her nephew. Additionally, the victim’s father is having such a difficult time dealing with the situation that it’s doubtful he will even attend the defendants’ first hearing.
The Crook County State Attorney’s Office claims that all four defendants have been charged with two counts of hate crimes, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated battery, and aggravated unlawful restraint. Three of the four also face charges of residential burglary.
A Chicago judge denied all four teens bond during a hearing this past Friday, labeling them “a danger to society.” Ending her interview with the question undoubtedly on everyone’s mind, Grant asked, “It’s not even about the punishment — just why?”