Louisiana sorority student fatally struck by car after allegedly being raped and abandoned on side of road

According to one of the suspects, the victim "was very unstable on her feet, was not able to keep her balance, and was unable to speak clearly without slurring her words."

Four male suspects have been arrested in connection to the rape of a Lousiana State University sorority member, whom it is alleged they later abandoned on the side of the road where she was stuck by a car.

Kaivon Deondre Washington, 18, Everett Lee, 28, and Casen Carver, 18, turned themselves in to authorities on Monday, more than a week after the incident allegedly took place in Baton Rouge. A fourth 17-year-old suspect, who can't be named due to his age, turned himself in the day before, according to the Advocate

19-year-old Madison Brooks had been drinking at Reggie's bar near the LSU campus on January 15, where she met the 17-year-old suspect. Deputies say she then left the bar between 1 and 2 am with the teen and the three other suspects.

According to Carver, the victim "was very unstable on her feet, was not able to keep her balance, and was unable to speak clearly without slurring her words," the New York Post reported.

He told authorities that Brooks and the 17-year-old were "hugging and walking together," and that she had allegedly asked for a ride back home.

"He admitted that he agreed to give her a ride because he did not want to leave her while very intoxicated and the bar was closing up," according to the arrest warrant.

Carver stated that Brooks was sitting in the back seat with Washington and the 17-year-old, while he and Lee sat in the front. He said that he asked Brooks for her address, "but she fell over and could not answer him," the warrant says, "so he drove a short distance and pulled over."

Carver then said that "he overheard his 17-year-old juvenile friend as he asked the victim five times if she wanted to have sex with him," to which Brooks "gave verbal consent," according to the warrant.

He then stated that the 17-year-old and Washington then had sex with Brooks, after which he allegedly told them "We got to stop this, let's go."

When Carver was asked if he felt Brooks was too intoxicated to give her consent, he responded, "I guess."

Carver said that they dropped Brooks off in a nearby subdivision, where she was later struck by a car at around 3 am.

According to investigators, Brooks had a blood alcohol content 0.319 percent, nearly four times the legal limit and "enough to give someone alcohol poisoning and render them unconscious," the Advocate reported.

Washington and the 17-year-old have been charged with third-degree rape, while Lee and Carver have been charged with principal to third-degree rape.

Ron Haley, an attorney for two of the suspects, is adamant that the incident was "absolutely not a rape," saying, "this is a tragedy, definitely not a crime."

The Alpha Phi sorority, of which Brooks was a member, said in a statement on Instagram, "Madi was a bubbly, loving, and selfless friend. She left an indelible mark on our chapter, we cherish our memories together and we will never forget her. Our forever friend was also a hero, Madi donated her heart and kidneys to save others."

LSU president William Tate said in a statement, "Madison was a daughter, a granddaughter, a sister, a niece, a classmate, and a friend to many of you. By all accounts, she was an amazing young woman with limitless potential. She should not have been taken from us in this way. What happened to her was evil, and our legal system will parcel out justice."

Reggies bar, the locale where the incident began, is having its liquor license suspended by the Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control.

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