Hispanic boy left for dead
SPRING, Texas (AP) -- Two white teenagers severely beat and sodomized a 16-year-old Hispanic boy who they believed had tried to kiss a 12-year-old white girl at a party, authorities said.</b></p>
The attackers forced the boy out of the house party, beat him and sodomized him with a metal pipe, shouting epithets "associated with being Hispanic," said Lt. John Martin with the Harris County Sheriff's Department.
They then poured bleach over the boy, apparently to destroy DNA evidence and left him for dead, authorities said. He wasn't discovered until Sunday, a day after the attack. (Watch how a neighbor described the victim's injuries -- 1:34)
The victim, who was not identified, suffered severe internal injuries and remained in critical condition Thursday.
Keith Robert Turner, 17, and David Henry Tuck, 18, are charged with aggravated sexual assault, investigators said. (Watch teens' acquaintances describe them -- 2:11)
Prosecutors are considering whether to attach hate-crime charges, but unless the victim dies, the possible penalty would be the same. If the boy dies and it is ruled a hate crime, the attackers could face the death penalty, authorities said.
The case has been turned over to the homicide division, Martin said, normal procedure in severe assault cases.
Authorities set bond at $100,000 for Turner and at $20,000 for Tuck.
Spring is a middle-class, largely white suburb of 36,000 residents, located about 10 miles north of the Houston city line.
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Texas teen critical after pipe assault
Apr. 28, 2006 at 1:45PM
A 16-year-old Hispanic, allegedly sodomized with a pipe, clung to life Friday while two more students, described as skinheads, remained in jail in Houston.
The two accused, also described by other students as troublemakers, were charged with aggravated sexual assault, reports the Houston Chronicle. Prosecutors alleged they attacked the victim because they thought he tried to kiss a 12-year-old girl at a party, the report said.
The victim, a popular student, is a high school football player in nearby Spring, the Chronicle reported.
Prosecutors said the accused dragged the teen to the back yard of the house where the party was going on and began the beatings.
"They stomped his head with their boots," said a detective. "They stripped him naked and sodomized him with the PVC pipe used to hold up a patio umbrella." One of the accused also allegedly kicked the pipe, causing more severe injuries. The two then apparently tried to cover up the crime by pouring bleach on the victim's body to destroy any evidence, police said.
The victim was left for dead in the yard for 10 hours before help arrived, the report said. He remained in extremely critical condition Friday, prosecutors said.
i don't know about what other people think, but i am thinking that pvc or metal, makes no difference.
this was not too awful far from here - maybe 20 miles? what is wrong with people?