Four people have been arrested in connection with the rape of LSU student Madison Brooks, which preceded her dying after being hit by a car, according to deputies.
Madison Brooks, 19, died in a hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on January 15 and the community has mourned the ‘amazing young woman.’
Madison Brooks had been drinking at Reggie’s, a bar near the LSU campus where she met a 17-year-old suspect on Jan. 15.
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,” the arrest document states
One of the suspects allegedly told investigators that the 17-year-old and Brooks were “hugging and walking together.”
He said Brooks asked for a ride home with them, according to the warrant.
He said another suspect and the 17-year-old asked Brooks to have sex with them and that she agreed.
The suspect told investigators he believed Brooks was too drunk to understand she was consenting to sex and he “hated it,” the warrant reads.
He said they later dropped Brooks off in a neighborhood near the scene where she was hit and killed by a car on Burbank Drive.
Brooks was standing in the dark on Jan. 15 at around 3 a.m. when she was struck by a vehicle.
She was later pronounced dead at a hospital.
Who are the suspects?
- Kaivon Deondre Washington
- Everett Lee
- Casen Carver
What are the charges against the suspects?
Kaivon Deondre Washington, 18, and a 17-year-old unidentified minor were charged with third-degree rape.
Everett Lee, 28, and Casen Carver, 18, were charged with principal to third-degree rape, which means they were present but did not participate in the alleged crime.
Who is Madison Brooks?
According to meaww.com, Madison Brooks best known as Madi to her friends was a native of Covington, Louisiana.
She was a sophomore with the Alpha Phi sorority at LSU and had also attended the Catholic, all-girls high school St. Scholastica Academy where she was a cheerleader.
LSU Alpha Phi posted a heartfelt tribute to Brooks on Facebook. “We are grieving the sudden and tragic loss of our sister, Madison Brooks, following the accident that took her life.
Madison was a sophomore and made a lasting impact on all of us,” read the group’s statement, adding, “She was also a hero and was able to donate her heart and kidneys to save others. We send our deepest sympathies to her family and friends during this incredibly difficult time. And we respectfully ask for time and space so we may support each other in our healing process. AOE.”