Our hearts are breaking right now.
Earlier this week, it was reported a Chicago-based special needs teenager was tortured for hours by four peers who broadcasted the disturbing beatdown on Facebook live.
Now, family members of the 18-year-old victim are speaking out, and it appears the tortured teen had looked up to one of his attackers as a friend.
Janet Grant said her nephew will be mentally scarred by the 6-hour abuse where he was bound, beaten, cut, burned, and forced to drink from a toilet.
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His captors — Brittany Covington, 18; her sister Tanisha Covington, 24; Tesfaye Cooper, 18; and Jordan Hill, 18 — have all been charged with aggravated kidnapping, aggravated unlawful restraint, aggravated battery, and a hate crime.
What's even worse is that Hill (above, insert) reportedly went to school with the victim for several years, and the special needs teen considered him a friend.
Speaking to DailyMail.com, Grant explained:
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