Memphis Kids Survived Horrific Attack

Family says some victims tortured during assault that killed six
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Mar 7, 2008 2:36 PM CST
Memphis Lt. Joe Scott pleads to the public at a news conference in Memphis, Tenn. Tuesday, Mar. 4, 2008, for any information concerning the murder of four adults and two children found Monday night Mar....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Details emerging from the killing of four adults and two children in Memphis reveal a brutal attack during which the victims—including at least two of the three children who survived—were tortured, the Commercial Appeal reports. Police have uncovered no suspects or motive, and the governor has raised the reward for information in the case to $80,000.

“I feel like my nephews and nieces were tortured and my brother was made to watch,” says the sister of victim Cecil Dotson, the father of all five children. “I have no idea who did it, but I feel like it's somebody who knows him.” One of the young survivors had two fingertips cut off, and another was discovered with a knife protruding from his head. All three remain hospitalized and under police protection.