THREE men and a teen have been arrested on rape charges after a university student was struck and killed by a vehicle earlier this month.
Louisiana State University student Madison Brooks died after being hit by a vehicle last week in Baton Rouge.
Kavion Deondre Washington, 18, and an unidentified 17-year-old were charged with third-degree rape, investigators said.
Everett Lee, 28, and Casen Carver, 18, were charged with principle to third-degree rape, meaning they were present, but didn’t take part in the alleged crime.
Carver allegedly admitted that he and the three other suspects went to a bar near the LSU campus in Baton Rouge and drank alcohol, according to the arrest warrant.
Brooks left the bar with them and was “very unstable on her feet, was not able to keep her balance, and was unable to speak clearly without slurring her words,” Carver said, according to arrest docs.
The 17-year-old and Brooks were “hugging and walking together,” Carver allegedly told police.
Brooks asked for a ride home with them, Carver allegedly told investigators.
Carver allegedly said that Washington and the 17-year-old asked Brooks to have sex with them and she allegedly agreed, according to the warrant.
However, Carver also told investigators his belief that Brooks was too intoxicated to know she was consenting, saying he “hated it,” the arrest document states.
After Brooks was dropped off by the group on January 15th, she was hit by a ride-share driver.
She later died at a hospital.
Investigators said Brooks’ blood-alcohol level was nearly four times Louisiana’s legal limit.
‘WHAT HAPPENED TO HER WAS EVIL’
LSU released a statement on Monday acknowledging the arrest of the four individuals in relation to the incident.
“Madison was a daughter, a granddaughter, a sister, a niece, a classmate, and a friend to many of you,” the statement reads.
“By all accounts, she was an amazing young woman with limitless potential. She should not have been taken from us in this way.
“What happened to her was evil, and our legal system will parcel out justice.”
“All but one of the suspects involved in this horrific scenario were underage yet were able to consume alcohol at a local bar,” the statement continues.
“As such, our action plan starts with a deep and relentless focus on any establishment that profits off our students by providing alcohol to underage individuals.
“In the coming days, we will call a meeting with these business owners to discuss how their responsibilities directly impact the safety of our students.
“We will work openly against any business that doesn’t join us in efforts toward creating a safer environment for our students. Enough is enough.”
Brooks was a sophomore at LSU in the Manship School of Mass Communication and was a member of the Alpha Phi sorority.
A vigil was held on January 22 by LSU Panhellenic.
“As a community, we send our love, support, and prayers to everyone who knew and loved Madison during these times,” LSU Panhellenic wrote in a Facebook post.
Brooks’ family was able to donate her heart and kidneys, according to WAFB.
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