#BlackLivesMatterKidnapping Victim was “friends” with one of his attackers.
America has been horrified over the past few days as details have continued to surface about the gruesome Facebook live video showing the torture of a special needs man by four black teenagers.
The aunt of the victim of the attack came forward and in an exclusive interview with the U.K. Daily Mail said that the victim of this brutality actually knew one of his attackers.
Of the four accused, Brittany Covington, 18; her sister Tanisha Covington, 24; Tesfaye Cooper, 18; and Jordan Hill, 18, Hill reportedly attended school with the victim, who “idolized” him.
“(The victim) just keeps saying, ‘Why, why? Jordan was my friend. He’s been my friend for a couple of years,” the aunt explained. “They went to school together, they both had problems. He adores Jordan. I don’t know Jordan but (the victim) really liked him. It’s one thing if they didn’t know each other but (the victim) idolized him.”
How heartbreaking is that? It’s bad enough this savage act of hatred happened in the first place, but to learn that it happened at the hands of someone he looked up to is enough to make you want to cry.