Last update 4/13/08- Dr Phil shows bails out one of the teenagers for an exclusive.
[Updates Below] One of the attackers shows on her myspace page that she has no remorse.
On March 30, 2008, the victim, 16 year old Victoria Lindsay, was lured to a home in Lakeland, Florida and when she arrived, two girls started yelling at her, one girl began beating her and slamming her head into a wall until she fell unconscious.
In a case the police call "shocking", six teenage girls attack another 16 year old girl and beat her severely, just so they could video tape it and post it on the Internet.
When she awoke on the counch, there were six girls, in total, beating on her and they were video taping the attack.
According to police, all the girls that were attacking the victim, Victoria Lindsay, were laughing and urging each other one and two boys were outside standing guard.
All eight of those involved have been charged with felony battery and false imprisonment.
After the attack, three of the teenagers forced the victim into a car and drove her to another location and additional felony kidnapping charges have been leveled against them.
The 16 year old victim of the attack suffered a concussion as well as damage to her left eye and left ear, and numerous bruises.
The video and a transcript of the incident will be released early this week according to Scott Wilder, a sheriff's spokesman.
Polk Sheriff Grady Judd describes the attack and the video as "shocking", saying, "I've never seen anything like it... this is outrageous behavior."
In another report on this incident, the attackers are described as cheerleaders as portions of what was said on the video, where a girl's voice is heard yelling "There is only 17 seconds left; make it good."
[Update] Local 6 is reporting that Victoria Lindsay can no longer see well out of one eye and hear from one ear.
The Orlando Sentinel has the video of the attack.
[Update] The names of those charged are:
Mercades Nichols, 16, of Lakeland, Brittini Hardcastle, 17, of Lakeland, April Cooper, 14, of Lakeland, Cara Murphy, 16, of Lakeland, Britney Mayes, 17, of Lakeland, Kayla Hassell, 15, of Mulberry, Zachary Ashley, 17, of Lakeland, and Stephen Schumaker, 18, of Lakeland.
[Update] 4/9/08- Thanks to Heather R in the comment section for leading me to search Mercades Nichols MySpace page, to find that she has no remorse whatsoever. (PDF was saved by Republican Ranting, in case the comments were removed)
“F*CK YALL! ID DO IT AGAIN!!” or “TO ALL OF YOU HATIN B*TCH *SS N*GGAS SENDING ME BULLSH*T HATE MAIL…F***CK YOU. ILL BEAT YO *SS TO! BRING IT B*TCHES DONT BE JUST SAYIN IT! AND IF YOU GOT SH*T TO SAY TO MY MOTHER THEN F*CKIN SAY IT TO HER. SHELL KICK YOUR *SS TO!
No remorse shown and I hope the prosecutors use her own words to show the court the vile nature of this girl.
[Update #2] 4/10/08- The attackers will be charged as adults, a Polk County judge has issued a gag order on everyone involved and three of the teens will face addition charges of tampering with a witness.