Six Teen Girls Gang Beat 16-year-old for YouTube Video

Here is the much sought after video of six Florida teen age girls gang beating another 16-year-old girl and video taping the incident just so they could post the video of the beating on YouTube and MySpace.

The victim is Victoria Lindsay, a Lakeland, Florida, high school student and cheerleader, who suffered a concussion during the beating, along with hearing and vision loss. Lakeland is near the Tampa metropolitan area.

The six alleged perpetrators are from age 14 to 17 and all attend Mulberry High School together. The six, along with two 18-year-old boys who stood as lookouts during the attack, will be tried as adults.

All are being charged with felony battery and felony false imprisonment. Brittni Hardcastle, Brittany Mayes and Mercades Nichols, all 17, also are charged with felony kidnapping and felony witness tampering because the three girls allegedly drove Lindsay around after the attack and threatened to beat her even more if she reported the beating to the police.

Eventually, they dropped her off at an intersection near another teen’s home.

Prior to the video shown here, the six girls allegedly beat Lindsay to the point that she lost consciousness. Once she awoke, the alleged attackers began the video taping and continued the beating.

Patrick Lindsay, Victoria Lindsay’s father, said during a news conference, “When I saw my daughter in the emergency room, I didn’t even recognize my own daughter.”

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said, “They lured her into the home for the express purpose of filming the attack and posting it on the Internet. This is outrageous behavior.”

It is being reported by the media that the motivation for the attack was retaliation for things Lindsay posted about the other girls on her MySpace page. However, the page had virtually nothing posted on it on 4/13/2008.

The attack and the video taping of the attack is taking cyber bullying to a new level.

The battery and false imprisonment charges could result in a 10 year sentence, while the kidnapping charge could add another 15 years in prison.

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5 comments

  1. This is pathetic these girls knocked her out feeling still incontant and beat her even more and when she stated for the door nobody let her go while walkin to the door one girl beat her. this just shows that girls are sometimes more voilent and can fight over some really small reasons and six of them when one would be fair enough but six that is just unfair in evrybodys books. i wathed the trials on the computer and one chicked luaghed at it. i hope she is still luaghin cause she is somebodies B*#$& now.

  2. i was recently jumped and was looking for justice. these girls fight for no reason. They think they're all tough. Six girls beat up one girl whoohoo, big accomplishment. im looking for ways to get justice. this video gave me hope. i do hope that victoria is better n am happy that those girls will suffer 25 yrs of prison. these things are unnecessary and there must be ways to stop it. we need stricter laws and consequences for girls like them.

  3. Anomynous

    Im sorry but they didnt get 25 years in prison, they are out on bail because of Dr.Phil. No wonder few people seem to like him. Had anyone notice Brittini Hardcastle had the baby she was three month pregrant when she got put in jail. She also had the father with the criminal record. That tell my alot about how she was raised. And Mercades Nichols mother got arrested a year after from beating her and pulling her hair and spating on her. On top of the she defended Mercades about the attack and also the time she was arrested for stapping her now ex-boyfriend with the pencil. Mercades parents are also divorced and her father punched her in the jaw once. On top of all that she had the miscarriage at 16. That tell me alot about Mercades upbringing too.

  4. tori

    I hate that this happened at my school.

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