BREAKING: Charges Filed Against Four Suspects In Torture Case

Man tortured in Chicago

Hate crime charges have now been filed, Thursday, by the Chicago Police Department against four African-American suspects who filmed themselves beating and torturing a young, white disabled man on Facebook Live.

Fox News reported:

Jordan Hill, 18, was charged with aggravated kidnapping, hate crime, aggravated unlawful restraint, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, robbery, residential burglary; Tesfaye Cooper, 18, was charged with aggravated kidnapping, hate crime, aggravated unlawful restraint, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and residential burglary; Brittany Covington, 18, was charged with aggravated kidnapping, hate crime, aggravated unlawful restraint, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and residential burglary; Tanishia Covington, 24, was charged with aggravated kidnapping, hate crime, aggravated unlawful restraint and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

Hill is from Carpentersville and the others are Chicago residents.

The four are scheduled to appear in Bond Court around 1:30 pm Friday. Reportedly, based on charges against them, they could face up to 30 years in prison for the crime.

Brittany Covington – also known as Brittany Herring on her Facebook page – is the one who broadcast live-streaming video of the crime, allowing police to quickly identify them and take them into custody Wednesday.

Covington also has a prior criminal record that has surfaced:

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