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WKRG (CBS): Family: Teen Beat Sister's Girlfriend for Being Gay


-By: Lauren Vargas

November 26, 2012- MOBILE, Alabama --Mallory Owens is recovering at USA Medical Center in Mobile from what her family is calling a brutal hate crime.

"He tried to kill her. He's lucky he didn't kill her. She's lucky to be alive," her mother Kristi Taylor said. "I didn't recognize her when I got here. It's hard to look at her like that," she cried.

The twenty-three year old was celebrating Thanksgiving at her girlfriend's house in Mobile Thursday night, when her mother says her girlfriend's brother attacked her, just for being gay.

"She was invited over by the family to eat Thanksgiving. 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.'"

Mallory's mother says this isn't the first time he's attacked her. Earlier this year, family members tell News 5 that Travis Hawkins Jr. hit Mallory over the head with a pipe wrench. She was injured, but the family did not pursue charges after that incident.

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