Woman Tortured and Assaulted Over a Week by West Virginia Family

A shocking case with racist elements has emerged from West Virginia where a white family held an African-American women captive for a week during which she time she was repeatedly torture and assaulted. The case would allow for both criminal and tort charges. The torts would include battery, assault, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and false imprisonment. As for the criminal charges, there are a host that would easily result in life imprisonment for those most responsible and lengthy sentences for those who played more marginal roles. There should not be a need to cut a deal in such a case given the evidence and it will be interesting to see if the prosecutors try to iron-plate the case with a cooperative witness. Ultimately, they could face both state and federal charges in such a case. However, the feds appear inclined to let West Virginia handle the family of defendants.
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