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Kentucky teens accused of trying to kill gay classmate

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Two teenagers charged in an attack on a gay classmate in eastern Kentucky have been released from jail.

Sams (left) and Schwab

The Lexington Herald-Leader reported that 18-year-old Ashley N. Sams and 18-year-old Corrine M. Schwab were released Wednesday after posting $25,000 bonds each.

According to State Police, Sams, Schwab, and a third juvenile took 18-year-old Cheyenne Williams to the Flat Lick Falls area of Jackson County last Friday and assaulted her.

Investigators say the three teens tried to push Williams over a cliff, but she was able to escape and get help.

Some of Williams’ friends tell WLEX-TV they think she was attacked because she’s openly gay. Others say it was just a prank that went too far.

The three teens face multiple charges, including kidnapping and attempted murder.

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