4 Teens Accused Of Carving Swastika Into Classmate’s Forehead
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PORTLAND, Ore. (CBS Seattle) — Four teenagers are accused of carving a swastika into the forehead of a 16-year-old boy.
The Oregonian reports that Jenna Montgomery, 15, Jess Taylor, 17, Blue Kalmbach, 15, and a 14-year-old boy attacked the boy in a shed, shooting him with a BB gun and hitting him with a crow bar, on top of carving a swastika into his forehead.
The victim, 16-year-old Dustin Murrain, said he was lured by his David Douglas High School classmate Jenna Montgomery into the shed where the alleged assault took place.
According to The Oregonian, Murrain was hit in the back of the head with a crowbar and was shot with a BB gun in the chest, groin and index finger.
A Multnomah County prosecutor’s affidavit states that Kalmbach then used a box cutter to carve the swastika into Murrain.
“There’s no understanding what they did,” Kelli Murrain, the victim’s mother, told KPTV. “You roll it around in your head go, ‘Oh my god, you know, I could have lost my youngest son.'”
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Montgomery reportedly told authorities that she was used as “bait” to lure Dustin Murrain.
“She stated that they had all discussed a plan to lure him over to torture him,” the affidavit obtained by The Oregonian stated.
According to KPTV, police say the plot against the teen might have been hatched because he was bullying the suspects.
“He’s been severely traumatized not just physically, but emotionally,” Kelli Murrain told KPTV. “It’s something he’s gonna live with forever, especially if the scar of swastika doesn’t go away. Every time he looks in the mirror he’s gonna have that memory.”
According to The Oregonian, the four have been charged with second-degree assault, first-degree kidnapping, criminal conspiracy to commit first-degree kidnapping and first-degree robbery. Montgomery, Taylor and Kalmbach will be charged as adults, while the 14-year-old will be charged as a juvenile.
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