Just a couple of hours ago David Henry Tuck and Keith Robert Turner were indicted for the attack six weeks ago on a Mexican teen.
At a party in Spring, Texas, the two allegedly beat and sodomized the 16 year old boy by kicking a patio umbrella pipe up his rectum. They also burned the boy with cigarettes and doused his body in bleach. Tuck has a history of a previous assault on a minority.
The victim is "improving," according to reports. They say he is finally awake however he is not yet speaking.
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May 31, 2006, 1:24PM
Teens indicted for brutal attack on Spring student
By PEGGY O'HARE
Copyright 2006 Houston Chronicle
A Harris County grand jury today indicted two men for a vicious assault on a Spring teenager during a party six weeks ago.
David Henry Tuck, 18, and Keith Robert Turner, 17, both of Spring, were each indicted on one charge of aggravated sexual assault, said Harris County prosecutor Mike Trent.
Tuck and Turner are accused of severely beating a former Klein Collins High School football player and kicking a tapered pipe up inside his rectum. Both suspects remain in the Harris County Jail. They are due to appear once again in state District Judge Michael McSpadden's court Thursday.
Authorities have said at least one of the attackers shouted racist slurs at the victim, who is Hispanic. The victim was stripped, kicked with steel-toed boots, burned with cigarettes and doused with bleach when he was attacked in the back yard of a home in the 21300 block of Glenbranch Drive during a party there on April 22.
The injured victim was then left in the back yard for hours before an adult at the home discovered him and called for help, authorities said.
Tuck's indictment contains an enhancement paragraph stating that he has a previous conviction for aggravated assault, Trent said. If Tuck is convicted and the enhancement paragraph is found to be true, he faces anything from 15 years up to life in prison.
Turner faces a punishment range of 5 years to life in prison if convicted.
The victim remains in the intensive care unit at Memorial Hermann Hospital, where he is showing gradual signs of improvement, Trent said. The teen is now awake, but is not yet talking, Trent said.
"He is doing better and gradually improving day by day," Trent said.
Authorities don't know if the victim has any memory of the attack. They have not yet tried to interview him because they want to give him ample time to recover from his injuries, Trent said.