The two men and two women who kidnapped a special needs man and tortured him are now facing hate crime charges and will be facing 30 years in prison for their crimes. Hate crime charges were officially filed Thursday against Jordan Hill, Tesfaye Cooper, Brittany Covington, and Tanishia Covington.
At a separate point in the video, the attackers scoff at a comment on the Facebook live stream that says they are being reported to the police.
There is also another video that appears to show the victim being forced to drink toilet water straight from the source.
If the perpetrators are found guilty of a hate crime and kidnapping, and if the prosecutors were to successfully have these charges served consecutively (not concurrently) then they could serve up to 10 years in prison.
But since the man has a mental disability, then the alleged crime in question could be considered an aggravated kidnapping, which has a maximum punishment of a $25,000 fine and 30 years of prison.
The exact sentence also depends on if these offenses were the first for the classification of the crimes. Second offense punishments for hate crimes, kidnapping, and aggravated kidnapping are 3 to 7 years, 3 to 7 years, and life, respectively.