Published January 13, 2015
A 17-year-old was sentenced to 90 years in prison Monday for an hours-long attack on a Hispanic boy who was beaten, kicked, stomped, burned and sodomized with the plastic pole of a patio umbrella.
Prosecutors said the attack was racially motivated, in part because another attacker expressed white-supremacist beliefs.
Turner, Tuck, the 17-year-old victim and two other teens were partying at a house near Houston, drinking and taking cocaine and Xanax.
According to testimony, the attack was triggered by the victim's drunken pass at a 12-year-old girl.
Tuck shouted racial slurs and "white power" as he and Turner attacked the victim.
Doctors initially did not expect him to survive. He was hospitalized for more than three months and underwent 20 to 30 operations. He testified at Tuck's trial that he remembered nothing of the assault.
Turner will have to serve at least 30 years before becoming eligible for parole.
The victim's name is being withheld because he was a minor at the time of the attack and The Associated Press does not identify sexual assault victims.