In case you’re in a hurry, here’s the express version of this story: – African-American teen killed by a white cop; – Grand jury won’t indict, cop walks free; – Family wins wrongful death lawsuit; – Taxpayers lay out $3.9 million to pay for their killer cops on the loose. Read, repeat. And now, the [...]
|By: Peter Van Buren Friday February 6, 2015 9:00 am|
|By: Lisa Derrick Tuesday October 22, 2013 4:00 pm|
Daisy Coleman’s assailant, Matthew Barnett then 17, is the grandson of Rex Barnett, who served as member of the Missouri House of Representatives from 1994 to 2002. Barnett was initially charged with sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child, but two months later the charges were dropped. Jordan Zech, another senior, videotaped Barnett raping Daisy, and that video was passed around school. Zech was charged with exploitation of a minor. Those charges were dropped also and the video “disappeared.” One boy present that night was sentenced in juvenile court for his assault against Coleman’s then-13 year old friend.