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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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2 more reader comments:

  1. That’s pretty scary. It’s hard to believe that a “prank” involving pretending to push someone off a cliff is just a prank when the victim needed to “escape and get help.”

    Posted on Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 9:21pm
  2. Yet Bill O’reilly was saying on Monday night, that Conservatives were getting a bad rap and that the Liberals were the ones who posed a higher risk of violence in America. I would wager a years pay that these kids were raised by ultra-conservative, fanatically religious parents. These girls were obviously taught that to allow our fellow humans to make a decision for themselves and respecting everyones personal choices is a bad thing. Sad… VERY SAD.

    Posted on Friday, April 23, 2010 at 11:57pm