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Lesbian Mallory Owens allegedly beaten by girlfriend's brother Travis Hawkins at Thanksgiving dinner

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Mallory Owens, pictured left, was attending a Thanksgiving dinner in Mobile, Alabama, with girlfriend Ally Hawkins, center, when the family affair turned violent.
Mallory Owens, pictured left, was attending a Thanksgiving dinner in Mobile, Alabama, with girlfriend Ally Hawkins, center, when the family affair turned violent.

UPDATE: 'It's not a hate crime': Lesbian brutally beaten 'by girlfriend's brother' at Thanksgiving dinner says the attack was NOT because she is gay

A woman was savagely attacked on Thanksgiving by her girlfriend’s brother during a family gathering.

Mallory Owens was attending the dinner in Mobile, Alabama, with girlfriend Alex Hawkins when the family affair turned violent.

According to reports, Miss Hawkins' brother Travis did not approve of their relationship and attacked Miss Owens after dinner, allegedly knocking her down and pummeling her with his fists.

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Victim: Mallory Owens, left, was left horribly injured after attending Thanksgiving dinner with girlfriend Alex Hawkins, right

Victim: Mallory Owens, left, was left horribly injured after attending Thanksgiving dinner with girlfriend Alex Hawkins, right

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Brutality: Miss Owens was hospitalized for several days after the attack, receiving treatment for a broken nose in the beating that was so bad her eyes were swollen shut

Her mother Kristi Taylor told WKRG-TV: 'He tried to kill her. He's lucky he didn't kill her. She's lucky to be alive. I didn't recognize her when I got here. It's hard to look at her like that.'

Miss Owens was hospitalized and treated for a broken nose and numerous lacerations. Her eyes were swollen shut after the brutal beating and she had to receive facial reconstruction surgery.

Ms Taylor said that there was friction with the Hawkins family over the fact that her daughter was gay and had a relationship with the sister, which Hawkins reportedly did not approve of.

Despite the accusations, Hawkins cannot be charged with a hate crime because Alabama law doesn't include sexual orientation among bias offenses, according to the Anti-Defamation League.

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The accused: Travis Hawkins was charged with second-degree assault in the attack, and was later released on bond

And Alabama is not alone, as 26 other states are also without hate crime laws protecting members of the LGBT community, including Texas, Virginia and Missouri.

Earlier this year, Hawkins allegedly hit Miss Owens over the head with a pipe wrench. While she was injured in that attack, no charges were filed.

Her mother told the station: 'I did not want her to go, I begged her not to go, knowing how the family felt about her. But she said, "They're trying to be nice."'

Hawkins was arrested on Sunday and charged with second-degree assault, and later released on bond.

Family and supporters of Miss Owens believe those charges should be much more severe.

A Facebook group entitled 'Charge Travis Hawkins Jr with the attempted murder of Mallory Owens' has sprung up on Facebook, garnering nearly 600 likes in less than a day.

Miss Owens' sister Avery Godwin told AL.com that Hawkins called her on Friday to say 'that he would finish what he started last night with Mallory.'

Information about an attorney for Hawkins was not immediately available.

It’s also not the first time that police have been called to the Hawkins home.

Last year, Hawkins was hospitalized after he was allegedly shot in the chest by his father, Travis Hawkins Sr.

WKRG-TV reported that the elder Hawkins was later released on bail and the case was never brought to trial after his son refused to testify against him.

Unrecognizable: Miss Owens suffered numerous lacerations and required facial reconstruction surgery after the attack

Unrecognizable: Miss Owens suffered numerous lacerations and required facial reconstruction surgery after the attack

 

 

 

 

 

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matt holderfield 11/27/2012 14:39:25
To anyone who is assuming Travis Hawkins Jr. Of beating this girl up because of her sexuality is absolutely dumb and stupid. There are two sides to every story I have known Travis for way to long and i live three doors down from him i know what goes on down there and Travis had a great reason to give this girl what she needed. She is not the innocent girl these pictures display her as being so dont be fooled. You may call him a coward or whatever you want but until you know the story as to why it happened, don't be stupid. The truth will come out in court as travis does not deserve to serve time.
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Hatshepsut 07/05/2013 17:38:37
Matt you're as much an idiot as Travis Hawkings, there is no justification for what he did.
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Delilah 06/06/2013 14:26:57
It's funny that you call disagreeing people "dumb and stupid," yet you offer no evidence why a girl would deserve this type of beating from a MALE. Just because she is not a perfectly innocent girl does not mean she deserved this beating. Maybe the punishment goes up if you're gay....
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Jeff 11/27/2012 15:02:08
Matt, you are an idiot. How would you feel if I beat up your sister or mother to pulp and then tell you that you will agree with me after I explain the reason for beating them.
I hope he serves a looong time in jail with Big Bubba as his cell mate
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james kennedy 11/27/2012 16:42:35
Any boy who thinks he is a man and beats a woman should be CASTRATED. Matt deserves to be turned into a eunuch. Their address will soon go viral too. I hope they have their passports handy. The WHOLE family should pay, deport them all to North Korea.
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chuck 06/05/2013 12:56:56
I will pray for you and your family
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