Saturday, November 1, 2014
A 20-year-old black woman has been jailed for six years after she falsely accused a man of rape then led a gang to beat him to death
Latiqwa Mayes was enraged that her victim Donald Robinson had not received a stricter sentence for breaking into her room and assaulting her friend at a boardinghouse. Months later, she saw him walking down the street in Baltimore, Maryland, and yelled: "He raped me! He's a sex offender!" Her father, Willie Mayes, rushed over and a group of teenagers playing basketball nearby joined to hold Robinson down. Surveillance footage of the attack on September 2, 2013, then showed passers-by joining the attack to kick and punch Robinson as Latiqwa Mayes pepper-sprayed him. Robinson stumbled away from the scene but hours later fell ill. He was pronounced dead in hospital and an autopsy stated the beating as the cause of death.