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  •  Blindsided (6+ / 0-)
    Mallory Owens, 23, suffered multiple skull fractures and crushed bones after the Nov. 22 attack. Family members say she had metal plates put under her eyes because of her injuries. She also has internal and external injuries.

    Owens says she was beat on Thanksgiving while at her girlfriend's family's house for dinner. Avery Godwin, Owens's sister, said Owens was blindsided just before she left the Mobile home of the Hawkins family.[...]

    Godwin said she heard from Travis Hawkins Jr. once since the attack, when she says he called and threatened her. The threats included a promise "that he would finish what he started last night [the night after the attack] with Mallory."

    The Owens family is setting up an account to send donations to help pay for Owens's surgery and hospital time. Although she will be released today, she will have to return to the University of South Alabama Medical Center on Thursday to consult a plastic surgeon for her injuries.

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    by FiredUpInCA on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 09:29:29 PM PST

    •  A beating like this leaves scars far beyond what (1+ / 0-)
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      any plastic surgeon will be able to "fix."  This young woman most likely will have related cognitive difficulties as well as emotional scars for the duration of her life, and it will affect the lives of everyone in her family, and community.

      The horror of this beating runs far more deeply than the damage done to Mallory's outward appearance. The perpetrator should be held accountable for all the damages done.

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