Illinois family tries to drown black teen in disturbing slur-laced beating: police
An Illinois woman is accused of beating up and trying to drown a black teenager with her two sons, ABC7 reports.
Carrie and Corry Weller, aged 42 and 21 respectively, were arrested on Sunday after police responded to a call of a fight. That’s when they found the 15-year-old victim, an African-American boy.
“They started beating him up and held him underwater until he was pretty much not breathing,” his mother, Tina Foley, told ABC7.
Weller’s other son, Shane, 19, was also arrested on Wednesday night.
The three were charged with battery, mob action and a hate crime after authorities learned they had used racial slurs while beating the teen.
“I’m proud to be from Illinois, because I tell people from Alabama, you know, it’s not like that up there. And hell, here I’ve got a video of people trying to drown my brother, call him the n-word,” Jordan Foley told ABC7.
The station reports the victim was swimming with his friends when he was attacked. He suffered minor injuries.
Watch the report, from ABC7, here: