A judge in Cook County denied bail for four suspects charged with the torture and beating of an 18-year-old alleged Trump supporter with mental health challenges on Friday, reports USA Today.
Jordan Hill, 18; Brittany Covington, 18; Tanishia Covington, 24; and Tesfaye Cooper, 18 are charged with hate crime, felony aggravated kidnapping, aggravated unlawful restraint and aggravated battery.
Prosecutors cited the victim's race (white) and his disability as reasons why he was targeted.
Assistant State's Attorney Erin Antonietti said that the suspects made the man say "I love black people" and "F*** Trump" during their hours-long assault. "
Antonietti said that the victim and Hill knew each other, and that the victim's mother had dropped him off on Dec. 31 at a McDonald's so that he could meet Hill.
The victim suffered from schizophrenia.
No bail for 4 defendants in Chicago torture case. Judge: "Where was the sense of decency? I find each of you a danger to yourself & society.— Andy Grimm (@agrimm34) January 6, 2017
The suspects' decency was also called into question during the hearing.
Some online feel the judge made the right decision.
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