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Man Who Beat Gay Alabama Woman at Thanksgiving Had Assaulted Her Before with a Pipe Wrench: VIDEO


Earlier today I posted about the horrific assault on 23-year-old Mallory Owens from Mobile, Alabama, who was beaten within inches of her life by Travis Hawkins Jr. Hawkins' sister is Owens' girlfriend.

Owens had been invited to Thanksgiving by the family, who was "trying to be nice," according to Owens' mother. It's not the first time that Hawkins has attacked her:

Earlier this year, family members tell News 5 that Travis Hawkins Jr. hit Mallory over the head with a pipe wrench. She was injured, but the family did not pursue charges after that incident.

D.A. Ashley Rich claims they have no reason at this time to declare it a hate crime. Hawkins Jr. is free on bond.

Watch WKRG's video report and interview with the family, AFTER THE JUMP...

Alabama Lesbian Brutally Beaten by Her Girlfriend's Brother in Alleged Thanksgiving Day Hate Crime [tlrd]

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    Posted by: | Nov 27, 2012 10:33:28 AM

  2. It blows my mind to think that this monster is only being charged with 2nd degree assault! Where the hell is the justice in any of this? No one has the right to brutally beat a person because of her/his sexual orientation, this is justice at it's worst!!!

    Posted by: Aymee | Nov 27, 2012 12:09:59 PM

  3. The south is a terrible place for young lgbt people to live. It is a conundrum, on the one hand we should leave as soon as we are able, taking our economic clout with us. On the other hand, if we leave, we are abandoning those lgbt who are under 18 to the homophobes, with no role models or defenders.

    Posted by: Nathan | Nov 27, 2012 1:59:49 PM

  4. Of course it's a hate crime. Anyone could see that.

    Posted by: rhea | Nov 27, 2012 2:05:44 PM

  5. all crimes are hate crimes...

    Posted by: lee binion | Nov 27, 2012 2:10:01 PM

  6. Don't believe the BS the suspect's family is trying to lay on people. "Daddy" Hawkins has a loooonnng rap sheet, including attempted murder on a family member (thought to be one of his own children). DA Ashley Rich tried to prosecute Hawkins' Sr., but the only witness was his wife, who refused to testify.

    Later, just last year in Jan 2011, Hawkins Sr., shot Hawkins Jr in the chest with a 9mm pistol during a family argument.

    Posted by: Laurie | Nov 27, 2012 3:21:19 PM

  7. Her gf is just as bad for not telling mallory to prosecute her brother this time. Bet the family is just being nice to mallory now so she won't testify. Can't believe they didn't stop it. Ally must be a truly selfish person to put her violent homophobic brother before her gf.

    Posted by: JezMyOpinion | Nov 28, 2012 9:41:28 AM

  8. Where were the parents when this brutal beating was taking place. Travis Hawkins Jr. is a punk who should have his face caved in exactly like he did to Mallory. An eye for an eye!

    Posted by: Michele | Nov 28, 2012 3:40:09 PM

  9. What I don't understand is if the "girlfriend's" family didn't intervene and supposedly threatened the victim's family, why is the victim staying with them, in the home in which she was beaten, during her recovery.

    Posted by: L | Nov 28, 2012 11:12:01 PM

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