Teen Takes Plea Deal In Video Beating Case:
2 Remaining Teens in Beating Case Accept Plea Deals:
Sorry that I’m late with this one. The stories broke while I was on vacation.
Anyway the last of the three suspects in the recorded beating of Victoria Lindsay have all agreed to plea deal ensuring that none of the suspects will face trial.
Brittini Hardcastle pleaded guilty to false imprisonment and battery. Under the plea agreement prosecutors agreed to drop a felony count of tampering with a witness. Hardcastle is still facing up to five months jail time and will be sentenced on March 30th.
Kayla Hassall pleaded no contest to misdemeanor battery. Under the terms of her plea prosecutors agreed to drop felony kidnapping charges. April Cooper pleaded guilty to two counts of misdemeanor battery.
All 3 also have the provisions that they must write letters of apology to Victoria and can not talk to the media for profit.
As some of my commenters have mentioned what’s the deal with the letters of apology? For one I doubt they’ll be sincere and secondly why not just make them write ‘I will not beat Victoria’ 500 times on a blackboard. It will probably have the same effect.
Plea Deal Accepted In Teen Beating Case:
18-year-old Brittany Mayes has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery in the video recorded beating of Florida teen Victoria Lindsay. Under the plea agreement prosecutors dropped felony charges of kidnapping and witness tampering. Mayes is facing a possible one year behind bars. Also Mayes can have no contact with Victoria and can not profit from her crime. The judge warned her to keep her nose clean between now and sentencing which is scheduled for March 5th.
Lawyers for Kayla Hassall and April Cooper said their clients are scheduled to accept pleas in the beginning of February. Mercades Nichols and Brittani Hardcastle must both accept pleas or they both head to trial.
Both Nichols and Hardcastle face charges of kidnapping, misdemeanor battery and tampering with a witness. The kidnapping charge could carry a life sentence.
My advice to all those involved is to take the pleas. You’ll be eaten alive at trial.
Plea Deals Offered in Video Beating Case:
Plea deals have been offered to all suspects remaining in the videotaped beating of Victoria Lindsay. The terms of the deal have not been made public and so far no one has accepted the plea.
The remaining suspects are Kayla Hassall, Mercades Nichols, Brittini Hardcastle, April Cooper and Brittany Mayes.
If the cases go to trial they could be facing life in prison.
You may want to also view this thread in which Mercades Nichols’ mom is an active participant.