Deputies have arrested four men in connection with the rape and subsequent death of a 19-year-old student Louisiana State University student who was struck and killed by a car following her ordeal.
Madison Brooks, who was known as Madi to her friends, was hit by the vehicle on January 15 and died later in a hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
On Monday night the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office brought several individuals into custody on suspicion of rape in connection with Brooks’ death.
Madison Brooks, also known as Madi, was hit by a vehicle on January 15th and later died
Three of Four arrested on rape charges during investigation into death of LSU student Madison Brooks. Casen Carver, 18, left, Kaivon Washington, 18, center, Everett Lee, 28. right were all arrested on rape-related charges together with a 17-year-old teen
Two individuals, a 17-year-old and 18-year-old Kaivon Washington have been arrested and charged with third-degree rape.
In addition, 18-year-old Casen Carver and 28-year-old Everett Lee were also arrested and charged as accomplices to third-degree rape.
Washington and Carver are graduates of Walker High School. Carver was a member of the baseball team there reports KSLA.
The arrest documents also indicate that Brooks had a blood alcohol level of .319% at the time of her death meaning she was highly intoxicated at nearly four times the legal limit.
Madi Brooks, was from Covington, Louisiana and had attended was a sophomore in the Alpha Phi sorority at LSU
Madi appears right, with her dad, Scott, mom, Ashley, and brothers Brady and Aiden
‘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,’ her sorority posted on Monday
Brooks, who was from Covington, Louisiana, had attended St. Scholastica Academy, a Catholic, all-girls high school, and was a sophomore in the Alpha Phi sorority at LSU.
The group posted a moving tribute to their sister on Instagram on Monday.
‘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.
‘We send our deepest sympathies to her family and friends during this incredibly difficult time. And we respectfully ask for time and space so we may support each other in our healing process.’
Madison was the oldest of three children born to mom 43-year-old Ashley and her husband, Scott, 51.
Her younger brothers, Brady and Aiden were several years younger than their elder sibling but social media photos show doting parents spending quality time with their children while Madi was away at college.
Her younger brothers, Brady and Aiden were several years younger than their elder sibling
Madison was the oldest of three children born to mom 43-year-old Ashley and dad, Scott, 51
Brooks’ LSU sorority posted a moving tribute to their sister on Instagram on Monday
In court documents seen by DailyMail.com, Washington, one of those charged with Brooks’ alleged rape stated that he had a consensual sexual encounter with her after the group left Reggie’s Bar in Tigerland in Baton Rouge following a night of heavy drinking.
Washington said that he and another teen had intercourse with Brooks in the backseat of a car while Carver and Lee were sat in the front seat.
Carver has admitted that he and his three friends drank at the bar before leaving with Brooks who was ‘very unstable on her feet, was not able to keep her balance, and was unable to speak clearly without slurring her words,’ the arrest document states.
Carver allegedly told investigators his 17-year-old friend and Brooks were ‘hugging and walking together.’
Investigators say Carver told them Brooks asked for a ride home with them.
He then told investigators how both Washington and the 17-year-old asked Brooks to have sex with them to which she agreed, the warrant states.
Madi had a close relationship with her mom, Ashley. The pair are pictured at a sorority event
The arrest documents also indicate that Brooks had a blood alcohol level of .319% at the time of her death meaning she was highly intoxicated at nearly four times the legal limit
Madi is seen with her doting mother Ashely in pictures from social media
However, Carver has also told investigators he believed Brooks was too drunk to know that she was consenting to sex and he ‘hated it.’
The men claim Brooks then asked to be taken home but say she gave them a number of different addresses before she got out of the car.
Carver says they later dropped off Brooks in a neighborhood near the scene where she was hit on Burbank Drive.
She was killed shortly afterward after she walked into the middle of the road where she was hit by a ride-share vehicle at around 3am.
Brooks was said to have been standing in an unlit portion of the roadway near Pelican Lakes Parkway when she was struck.
The driver who hit her has not been arrested and is not suspected of being under the influence.
Under Louisiana law’s third-degree rape charge generally involves a victim who is ‘incapable of resisting or of understanding the nature of the act by reason of a stupor or abnormal condition of mind produced by an intoxicating agent or any cause and the offender knew or should have known of the victim’s incapacity.”
Social media photos show doting parents spending quality time with their children while Madi was away at college. Parents Scott and Ashley are seen with their boys Brady and Aiden
LSU President William Tate released a statement on Monday calling Brooks ‘an amazing young woman with limitless potential’
LSU President William Tate released a statement on Monday in which he hoped some good might come from Brooks’ death.
‘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,’ Tate stated.
‘Our collective grief and outrage cannot be put into mere words. So what can we do? It is time for action. One place to target our attention is the very place where this encounter began.
‘All but one of the suspects involved in this horrific scenario were underage yet were able to consume alcohol at a local bar. As such, our action plan starts with a deep and relentless focus on any establishment that profits off our students by providing alcohol to underage individuals.
‘In the coming days, we will call a meeting with these business owners to discuss how their responsibilities directly impact the safety of our students. We will work openly against any business that doesn’t join us in efforts toward creating a safer environment for our students. Enough is enough.’
Brooks was a cheerleader while in high school at St. Scholastica Academy, a Catholic, all-girls high school
Madison Brooks was allegedly raped and then left on a darkened road in the middle of the night following her ordeal before she was subsequently struck by a car