Exclusive: New Videos Released In Attack On Hollywood Teen
HOLLYWOOD (CBS4) -- CBS4 News has obtained a series of new and disturbing cell phone videos that show a vicious, unrelenting beating of a Hollywood teenager last November outside a home on McKinley Street.
Hollywood Police say the videos depict Ericka Avery and Patricia Montes relentlessly punching and kicking the victim while telling her that the beating will cease if she has sex with a man named Jayvon Woolfork. Last month prosecutors showed a series of videos in court of the attack from inside the house. These new videos show what occurred before the attack moved inside.
As the videos begin, the victim is on the ground being dragged on the ground and sustaining a series of blows from her attackers. Voices recorded on the videos refer to the victim having been maced. At one point, one of the females is heard asking, "Are you recording again?" before walking over to the victim and forcefully slapping her in the head.
The videos reveal that at least two young men were watching the beating. One of the men is heard saying, "They don't like this girl." One of the females responds, "I told you we were gonna f--- somebody up."
During a break in the attack, when the victim is trying to regain her composure, one of the women is heard saying the victim should be let go, "Just let this girl get up and go home."
But one of the men is heard saying that the victim has to stay to perform a sex act.
In the new videos, we see one of the men refusing to allow the victim to go outside to smoke a cigarette and again demanding that she have sex with Woolfork.
The victim told police that Montes, Avery, Dwight Henry and Lanel Singleton dragged her into a room and held her down while Woolfork raped her.
Hours later at a hospital, the victim spoke to police about the attack. A detective asked her why the young women beat her and
the victim said "I don't know. I honestly don't know."
The victim also told police "I just don't ever want to see them again. I mean, I thought Patricia, I thought they were my friends. And for them to do something like that, it's just really messed up and cruel, and sick in the head."
The victim also told police that before she left the house Ericka Avery spit on her.
In the videos shown in court last year, police say the videos shows Avery and Montes dragging the victim around a house by her hair, relentlessly punching and kicking the victim and leaving her with a bloody face and two hugely swollen eyes. On the video the women are heard shouting demands at the victim to remove her clothes and demanding that she be brought outside where the beating continued. The victim is seen fighting back against her attackers but she was outnumbered.
Also on the video, the victim is heard crying and begging to be let go.
"Take me home," she moans.
During that court hearing, prosecutors also played a recording of the interview between Singleton and Hollywood Police detective Bryan Rousell after Singleton was detained. On that video, Singleton admitted recording the beating and telling the victim the punishment would continue unless she had sex with Woolfork. Rousell told Singleton that Montes and Avery told him Singleton helped restrain the victim during the rape. Singleton denied it.
"I swear to God on my life," Singleton said. "No one was holding her down."
As the videos are being revealed, the court cases against the defendants are continuing. Lanel Singleton is expected in court on Friday. His attorney, Joe Pappacoda, will ask that his case separated from his four co-defendants. Pappacoda also said that he expects a psychological evaluation of his client will show that by videotaping the attack Singleton considered himself a bystander in the incident and not a participant.
Singleton remains in jail along with Henry, Woolfork and Avery. Patricia Montes is out on bond.
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