DNA evidence led to teens in Dunbar Village rape:
One of the suspects in the Dunbar Village gang rape has confessed to his involvement once the police confronted him with the DNA evidence that placed him at the crime scene.
During a six-hour interview with police, Avion Lawson, 14, the first to be charged in the case, confessed his involvement after being told his DNA was inside a condom found in the victim’s home. En route to the Juvenile Assessment Center, Lawson called some friends and did not sound remorseful, according to police. His lawyer, Bert Winkler, declined to comment on the evidence.
Next up is one of his accomplices Nathan Walker…
The next to be charged was Nathan Walker, a 16-year-old who dropped out of the seventh grade after three attempts to pass. Walker’s latent fingerprint was found at the scene along with his DNA on the outside of the same condom linked to Lawson, according to the documents.
Walker became so agitated at the police station that he had to be placed in handcuffs and leg restraints after he began throwing chairs at the walls and door, according to documents. His lawyer, Robert Gershman, has asked for a mental health evaluation of his client.
How the hell did his DNA get on the outside of the same condom that Lawson used. Scratch that. I don’t really want to know.
And now the best part if there can be a best part in this twisted saga. 15-year-old Jakaris Taylor caught hell from his mother over his involvement.
Jakaris Taylor, 15, was arrested July 12. A resident of Dunbar Village, he said his brother played with the 12-year-old victim, though Taylor denied ever being in the apartment. His mother, Jacqueline Minor, encouraged Taylor to give police a DNA sample. Lab results showed Taylor’s latent print inside the home, near Lawson’s and Walker’s.
Minor was livid at her son, according to police.
“Jacqueline yelled at Jakaris and told him she hoped he would never get one night of sleep and that he sees [the victims] every night when he tries to sleep,” a report stated.
Such a refreshing change from the usual “not my kid” syndrome.