This is awful. 23-year-old Mallory Owens was invited to celebrate Thanksgiving with her girlfriend's family, but was attacked her brother, 18-year-old Travis Hawkins Jr. Mallory sustained multiple injuries, including crushed cheek bones, a broken nose and skull fractures.
"Travis Hawkins, Jr. was arrested and charged with second-degree assault. but Owens' family and supporters are calling for hate crime charges against the man. There is a Facebook group, Justice Today for Mallory, which Sonia Mason, owner of The Red Carpet in Pensacola, Florida, started to get the word out about the tragic crime. Posts on Facebook have been cropping up all over the U.S. today in support of Owens. There's also a petition on Change.org is aimed at pushing Mobile County District Attorney Ashley Rich to to meter out the proper justice for Travis Hawkins, Jr."