Tuesday, September 11, 2007

6 Accused of Torturing 20 Year Old Woman in West Virginia

A CNN.com report details a disturbing case from West Virginia in which a 20-year old African-American woman was kidnapped, tortured, subjected to a stomach-churning variety of degrading acts and sexually assaulted for over a week.

Two mothers and their children were among the six white people arrested by police for the crime. What's going on in the minds of these suspects? What demented psychology produces such deep-seated hatred? How could mothers participate as their children dehumanize a 20-year old woman?

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