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USA: Hate crime murder of young woman with learning difficulties

Posted 04/3-10 at 15.34

Laura Cummings, a 23-year old with learning difficulties from North Collins, New York, was tortured and then murdered, allegedly by her mother and half brother. They will now stand trial after being indicted by a grand jury.

It has been claimed that despite numerous complaints to Protective Services over the years, nothing had been done. The district attorney said, ‘There were a lot of people who knew what was going on and said nothing, and that is a sad commentary on the human condition'. He went on to say that he would be prosecuting what occurred as a hate crime because it was motivated by Laura's impairment. ‘If these allegations are true', he said, ‘one wonders if either one of them even considered Laura to be a human being."



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