Skip to comments.Chester girl charged with videotaped beating pleads guilty, sentenced to prison
Posted on 01/29/2013 3:39:23 PM PST by kreitzer
MEDIA COURTHOUSE One of six female teens accused of beating a mentally ill Chester woman at her apartment on the 1100 block of Morton Avenue in September pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of conspiracy to commit aggravated assault and conspiracy to recklessly endanger another person.
Rahmiiyah Henderson, 16, was sentenced to six to 23 months in prison for the felony assault charge and two years of consecutive probation for the misdemeanor endangering charge.
Under the plea agreement worked out between Assistant District Attorney George Dawson and defense counsel Rhonda Pantellas Lowe, Henderson will attend school and anger management classes, provide a DNA sample, pay court costs and stay away from the defendant.
Like the other four juveniles in the case, Henderson had been charged as an adult. Each of the remaining five defendants face felony charges, including simple and aggravated assault, burglary and criminal trespass for the Sept. 25 incident.
The girls allegedly kicked and beat the woman as she sat on the front steps of her apartment at about 9:15 p.m. When she retreated inside, they allegedly followed and continued to beat her.
Video of the incident was captured with a cell phone and posted to YouTube, which investigators used to track down the defendants. All of the suspects were in custody within days of the assault.
Miss Henderson is a good person who did a bad thing and she knows it, Lowe told Judge James Nilon on Tuesday. What she did was wrong. She takes full responsibility, and she is very remorseful.
Lowe said Henderson, who has been incarcerated since Sep. 28, plans to focus on her family and her future when she is released and is not likely to be back before the court.
Henderson also apologized for her actions and said she regrets what she did. Dawson said he expects the looming threat of a more severe sentence, if Henderson were to be convicted of a felony charge in the future, should keep the girl on the straight and narrow.
Another defendant, Jasmir Womack, 17, is expected to appear in court Thursday and could take a similar plea deal, according to defense attorney Tracie Burns. Womack as well as Jamia Davis, 15, Janyea Bell and Anye Dennis, both 16 are currently being evaluated for decertification, which would put their cases into the juvenile system. The only adult in the case, Takia Nicole Edwards, 19, is scheduled for a Feb. 26 appearance in court, while the remaining three juveniles are scheduled for Mar. 11 hearings.
I did a lot of things in my youth, but never ganged up on a mentally ill person with four or five of my friends. I'll bet she is sorry and remorseful.
Good. Throw the book at all of them. Six on one isn’t a fight, it’s a pack of rabid wolves tormenting prey. Especially when the target is a mentally ill old lady who can’t begin to defend herself.
Well she’s remorseful and sorry that they were stupid enough to video it and post it to YoutTube! You can be sure that if they did not do that they would still think it was a good time and be looking for their next victim! All these Sub Humans are remorseful and sorry once their caught, a true Human would not have committed such a disgusting act.
“...They talked about getting the white woman, he said, referring to what he heard in the video. “
Like Holder says: his Justice Department only enforces hate crime laws to protect his people.
Rabid wolves. It’s an insult to noble animals like the wolf to compare these worthless wastes of skin to them. I’d like to see them thrown into a pit with a pack of wolves.
Six months to a year for a felony gang assault is crap. Then again, what else is expected when the criminals are holder and obama’s people.
FUBO & FAD
Rahmiiyah, Jasmir, Jamia, Janyea, Anye, Takia
Yeh, we all know where Chester is located.
Is it really too much to ask to post the state?
When will Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson be showing up to show their outrage at this blatant racial attack and demand justice for the victim?
“A good person who did a bad thing” is by definition no longer a good peson.
We refer to ‘them’ as animals.
We owe animals an apology.
There is more and more of this female BS going on, of course with getting such idiotic names ‘hung on them’ no wonder they are ticked off.
Used to be a “JD” of age was offered jail or the Army, maybe taking these feral misfits and putting them on the ‘front lines’ will get them the real life adjustment they need.
There’s a Chester in NJ.
to post the state
It’s in PA. Amish country.
You could have clicked on the link, but nobody here ever actually reads the article and instead gets hysterical about the excerpt.
Chester is in PA.
For Lent, our collective penance should be to go to and read any article we want to comment on before we even touch the keyboard. I have certainly been guilty often enough myself of not reading the articles.
I was close. Next door.
How stupid do they think we are?
Good people???? — Well, good people don’t even fathom an idea like that - let alone commit it!
She’s twisted and sick - and hopefully what goes around comes around for her in the adult prison...
It shouldn't be islamic or sharia like where stuff is chopped off, but should be sufficiently traumatizing to instill real fear and cause real pain, but not damage those who would administer it.
We need a better rod to unspoil our spoiled children, no matter what their age.
Good people don’t do these things. I mean, if she is “good” then what is bad? She should have been executed as a predator on society.
Try clicking on the link. It’s there and it’s not hard to find.
You are not kidding. One of the worse things about this site is all the idiots who read the headline and MAYBE the excerpt and start cluttering the replies with silly statements or stupid questions.
Where do I click to learn what this 'Lent' is?
Another reason to have a 12 gauge in the house. A few less hoodlums to clog up the courts.
“Where do I click”
Not really Lancaster...more like Philly
I know. Just making the obligatory FR Amish reference for ethnically diverse crimes such as this.
She’s sorry she got caught. Hoody thug beat down games are fun and street cred, until it’s not. Ask Saint Skittles.
They gave her too light of a sentence for what she did. The race mob thug fad needs to be stomped out. It’s terrorizing, killing and maiming way too many people. It’s disgusting. It went out of style with the KKK.
I might disagree...in my opinion, there ARE basically good people who did bad things in their lives, and spend a good deal of time and energy trying to make amends for it.
One of Admiral Chester Nimitz’s favorite sayings was “Every dog deserves a second bite...” which he likely gained a fondness for because he ran a ship aground as a young naval officer, but got a second chance. (That is 99.99% a career-killer for ship captains)
But I think we can agree the chance for a “second bite” and a chance at earthy redemption as a “good person” to a hinges to a very large degree on what was actually done.
We can agree getting a speeding ticket does allow you that, and mass murder with cannibalisim doesn’t, but where do we draw the line in between? My gut tells me this doesn’t apply. This was just mean visciousness.
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