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Friday, February 8, 2008

Megan Williams, Crime, Punishment and White Color Arousal Disorder

There must be something in the water supply in West Virginia. Extreme Color-Aroused Emotion, Ideation and Behavior, Disorder seems to run wild up in those hills. Now we learn that a white woman pleaded guilty to a hate crime and other charges in the kidnapping and torture of a black woman who the authorities say was held captive for days last summer in Logan County. The defendant, Karen Burton, is the third person to plead guilty in the case, and the only one charged with a hate crime. Ms. Burton, 46, of Chapmanville, pleaded guilty to malicious wounding, assault and violating the victim’s civil rights. She faces up to 30 years in prison. More HERE

Has justice Been Served?

Torture victim

The Victim Megan Williams (right), 20, of Charleston, W.Va.

One of several white people charged in the suspected kidnapping, torture and sexual assault of a black woman has been indicted on a hate crime count, and two others have entered guilty pleas in the case.

Six people arrested after Megan Williams was rescued in September had been charged with counts that carry maximum life sentences, but until Tuesday's indictments no one had been charged with a hate crime. The issue has been a sore point among many of Williams' supporters.

Karen Burton, 46, of Chapmanville, was indicted Tuesday on charges of committing a hate crime, kidnapping and malicious wounding. Three others were indicted on counts including kidnapping, sexual assault and conspiracy.

Prosecutors say Williams, 20, was held captive for days at a trailer in Big Creek, where she was forced to eat animal feces, sexually assaulted and stabbed. She was rescued Sept. 8 after an anonymous caller alerted Logan County sheriff's deputies.


Question: Do you think justice has been served?

For more about Color Arousal visit, The American Journal of Color Arousal

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