Lesbian who was brutally beaten by girlfriend’s brother says beating was not a hate crime

Mallory Owens and Alex Hawkins

A lesbian who was horribly beaten by her girlfriend’s brother on Thanksgiving day says the beating was not a hate crime.

Mallory Owens, 23, of Mobile, Alabama, was beaten unconscious by Travis Hawkins, 18, while eating Thanksgiving dinner with her girlfriend’s family.

Mallory’s mother, Kristi Taylor, initially told news reporters that Hawkins beat her daughter because he didn’t approve of her relationship with his sister.

“He tried to kill her. He’s lucky he didn’t kill her. She’s lucky to be alive,” Taylor told WKRG-TV. “I didn’t recognize her when I got here. It’s hard to look at her like that.”

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