Family Fears Revenge After Brutal Assault on Pregnant Woman

Charles E. Ramirez, The Detroit News, May 30, 2012

Family members of a 22-year-old pregnant woman who reportedly was kidnapped, shot and set afire this weekend are concerned about the safety of the victim, her newborn son and their own, police said Tuesday.

“The family has asked that we not release any more information about (the victim),” Warren Police Detective Paul Houtos said after the two Warren men accused of committing the Saturday morning attack were formally charged in District Court. “The family fears retaliation.”

Authorities have charged Antonio Mathis and Jamal Rogers, both 22, with assault with intent to murder, conspiracy to commit assault with intent to murder and felony firearm possession. The charge of assault with intent to murder is a felony punishable by up to life in prison.

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Also Tuesday, the victim, Latonya Bowman, 22, who was 9 months pregnant, gave birth, officials said.

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Mathis has been convicted of receiving and concealing a stolen vehicle, and Rogers has been convicted of unarmed robbery and a felony weapons offense.

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Authorities said Bowman had gone to a movie on Friday night with Rogers, her ex-boyfriend and the child’s father.

Bowman dropped Rogers at his home on Sherman Avenue in Warren early Saturday morning, according to authorities.

Rogers shares the home with his mother, a girlfriend and Mathis. Galasso said Rogers and Mathis have been friends since 2009.

Rogers allegedly convinced her to park her car in the garage at his home, closed the door, and then someone put a gun to her head, officials said.

Police said the men used duct tape to bind the woman’s hands and feet and cover her mouth and eyes. She was taken in her car to an abandoned lot near Interstates 94 and 75.

One of the men then allegedly doused the woman with lighter fluid and threw a lit match on her, officials said.

Bowman managed to get out of the backseat of the car and roll on the ground to smother the flames.

Police said Rogers allegedly then fired two shots at Bowman, one of which struck her in the back but missed vital organs.

The woman eventually freed herself and drove to her mother’s house on Detroit’s east side.

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Antonio Mathis and Jamal Rogers

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  • “The family has asked that we not release any more information about
    (the victim),” Warren Police Detective Paul Houtos said after the two
    Warren men accused of committing the Saturday morning attack were
    formally charged in District Court. “The family fears retaliation.”

    This is one very important but rarely discussed reason why you need the death penalty:  To protect witnesses for the prosecution.

    Example:

    http://www.ksdk.com/news/article/321857/3/Missouri-Supreme-Court-upholds-death-sentence-in-2002-slaying-

    • ageofknowledge

      It also allows reform to blossom in penal institutions. Right now our penal institutions are literally locked down by prison gangs run by the worst of the worst who have nothing left to lose anymore as they have life sentences.

  • Up to my neck in CA

    That’s one way to get out of paying child support.

    • Oil Can Harry

      You mean that’s one way to get the taxpayers out of paying child support.

  • Warren was ONCE the whitest city in America – even next to the black cesspool, Detroit.

    After the degenerate, genetically EVIL Clinton and Reno destroyed the city via Justice Dept. lawsuits – THIS is the filth that invades.

    Good thing the filth kills their own breeders. 

  • Francis Galton

    White people set THINGS on fire; black people set other PEOPLE on fire.  Honestly, what is with all these cases of blacks setting people ablaze?  Is it a latent form of pyromania?  Or is it merely an extreme, psychotic expression of hatred for the unfortunate victim?

  • Joshua50

    All the recent cases of people being set on fire is brought to you courtesy of the New Black Panther Party. They advocate it in their hate speeches that our Department of Justice ignores.

  • You and I are….

    • alastairabbacle

      So we can support the grandchildren….

  • SarahConnor

    “Authorities said Bowman had gone to a movie on Friday night with Rogers, her ex-boyfriend and the child’s father.”
    “Rogers shares the home with his mother, a girlfriend and Mathis. Galasso said Rogers and Mathis have been friends since 2009.”

    Whoa, where do I even start?

    In my wildest dreams I couldn’t even imagine messing up my life this bad!

    • I know. I gave up trying to figure it out. I somehow get the feeling they do not consider such an arrangement as “messing up,” as you or I would, but rather commonplace.

    • Angry White Woman

      A pregnancy only lasts 9 months, so 9 months ago he was sleeping with this baby momma, now he’s got a new girlfriend, (another potential baby momma,) moved her in with HIS momma, and another friend, but he still takes this one on a date… Well the antics of Africans are unfathomable to those of us who live more orderly lives. Nice to hear the woman and the new baby are fine, now put those two idiots in jail on 2 counts of attempted murder and lets move on.

  • Fairly similar story from East St. Louis:

    http://fox2now.com/2012/05/29/2-teen-girls-shot-allegedly-over-break-up-and-facebook-post/

    Yes, I know, it’s technically Cahokia.  But it’s not ESL only in name.

  • Johnny Reb

    This story is so badly written that it had to come from a negro.   (No, wait . . . “Charles Ramirez” . . . OK, I was close . . . )

    You have to read this very carefully to understand the true headline (or maybe “punchline”).

    Ready”

    FATHER SETS FIRE TO HIS UNBORN CHILD WHILE  IT’S STILL IN MOTHER’S WOMB

    The Marianas Trench is supposed to be the deepest place in the world.    But the depravity of the negro is a far deeper and darker place.

  • Johnny Reb

    This story is so badly written that it had to come from a negro.   (No, wait . . . “Charles Ramirez” . . . OK, I was close . . . )

    You have to read this very carefully to understand the true headline (or maybe “punchline”).

    Ready”

    FATHER SETS FIRE TO HIS UNBORN CHILD WHILE  IT’S STILL IN MOTHER’S WOMB

    The Marianas Trench is supposed to be the deepest place in the world.    But the depravity of the negro is a far deeper and darker place.

    • Sherman_McCoy

      Great post!  When are you going to release another album?

  • MekongDelta69

    Hey – no big deal here. At least he didn’t eat her face off….
    😉

  • Mentious

    It seems that African-Americans have a love  of burning people, just as African-Africans do.

    In South Africa they have a specialty called “necklacing.” You tie your enemies hands behind their back, set a car tire around their necks, and light the tire with flammables. Burns big and long, with lots of poisonous fumes.  I believe that Nelson Mandela and his farm-stealing wife Winnie employed this directly or indirectly. Just as in this case, it was blacks brutally dealing with other blacks.

    The racist hater Blacks who Eric Holder/Obama indulges (allowing them to spew without restraint) tend to admonish blacks to “burn” Whites. In the 1960’s, as blacks rioted, one of their slogans was “Burn, Baby, Burn.”

    The White community does not enjoy seeing this behavior from African-Americans.

  • Sherman_McCoy

    Bantus will be Bantus.

  • El_Magyar

    I would pay (via my tax dollars) each person like the idiots in this story $5000 to get sterilized at age 16. They would be asily identified at that age.

  • Why don’t we hear anything from White feminists ? Aha, no White males involved …

  • “Bowman dropped Rogers at his home on Sherman Avenue in Warren early Saturday morning, according to authorities.

    Rogers shares the home with his mother, a girlfriend and Mathis.”

    Just an all-American family

  • If we had ONLY fixed the schooze! Given these youths a quality education,told them about the Rennaisance,the quadratic equation,trigonometry,grammar,the Marshall Plan. Why the Treaty of Versailles in itself would probably be enough to turn these youths into fine upstanding hardworking adult youths!

  • Carney3

    “Rogers allegedly convinced her to park her car in the garage at his home, closed the door, and then someone put a gun to her head, officials said.”

    ——

    Big, big mistake.  As Sam Harris (with whom I disagree on a number of issues) has said very wisely:


    This is the core principle of self-defense:  

    Do whatever you can to avoid a physical confrontation, but the moment avoidance fails, attack explosively for the purposes of escape—not to mete out justice, or to teach a bully a lesson, or to apprehend a criminal.

    Your goal is to get away with minimum trauma (to you), while harming your attacker in any way that seems necessary to ensure your escape.⁠[6] 

    If you find yourself in such a situation, you should assume that your opponent is a career criminal who has victimized many others before you.⁠[7] Do not waste an instant imagining that you can reason with him. Most victims of violence are so terrified of being injured or killed that they will believe any promise a predator makes. It is not difficult to see why. 

    Imagine: You are loading groceries into your car and man appears at your side with a gun.

    “Get in the car, and you won’t get hurt.”

    Your instincts are probably bad here: Getting in the car is the last thing you should do.

    “Get in the car, or I’ll blow your head off.”

     However bad your options may appear in the moment, complying with the demands of a person who is seeking to control your movements is a terrible idea. Yes, there are criminals whose only goal is to steal your property. But anyone who attempts to control you—by moving you to another room, putting you in a car, tying you up—probably intends to kill you (or worse). And you must understand in advance that your natural reaction to this situation—to freeze, to comply with instructions—will be the wrong one. If someone puts a gun to your head and demands your purse or wallet, hand it over immediately and run. Don’t worry about being shot in the back: If your attacker is going to shoot you for running, he was going to shoot you if you stayed in place, and at point-blank range. By running, you make yourself harder to kill. Any attempt to move you, even by a few feet—backing you off a sidewalk and into an alley, forcing you behind a row of bushes—is unacceptable and should mobilize all your physical and emotional resources.⁠[8]

    If you find yourself in a situation where a predator is trying to control you, the time for listening to instructions and attempting to remain calm has passed. It will get no easier to resist and escape after these first moments. The presence of weapons, the size or number of your attackers—these details are irrelevant. However bad the situation looks, it will only get worse. To hesitate is to put yourself at the mercy of a sociopath. You have no alternative but to explode into action, whatever the risk. Recognizing when this line has been crossed, and committing to escape at any cost, is more important than mastering physical techniques.

    http://www.samharris.org/blog/item/the-truth-about-violence

  • WOW. You must be a psychic. I must be a psychic too since I don’t even have to look at a story to tell the race of a person 94% of the time. I think we’re going to see an explosion of psychics in the coming decades.