Two men who were charged in connection with the rape of LSU sorority girl Madi Brooks have been released from jail after posting bond.
Casen Carver, 18, and Everett Lee, 28, were both charged with participating or witnessing the rape of Madi, 19, on January 15.
Court records show both were released on bail on January 24, shortly after a bond hearing with Judge Brad Myers – and will remain on house arrest with ankle monitors.
Carver was released on a $50,000 bond and Lee on a $75,000 bond – with Lee’s nephew, Kaivon Washington, remaining in prison charged with third-degree rape.
Washington was handed a $150,000 bond, and a 17-year-old, who has not been identified, also remains in juvie with his pre-trial bond hearing pushed back to February.
Casen Carver, 18, and Everett Lee, 28, were both charged with participating or witnessing the rape of Madi, 19, on January 15
Casen Carver, 18, (left) Kaivon Washington, 18, (center) and Everett Lee, 28, (right) were all arrested on rape-related charges together with an unnamed 17-year-old boy. Carver and Lee have both now been released
The 19-year-old died after being hit by a ride-share car at 3am on January 15, when she was dropped off by the four men who had picked her up at a college bar.
Two Good Samaritans reportedly stopped to perform CPR on the sophomore LSU student after the collision at 3am.
East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s Office says that they were guided by first responders on the phone in the pouring rain after Madi was hit by the ride-share car.
They confirmed that Madi Brooks died from ‘multiple traumatic injuries’ when she was hit by a car after allegedly being raped.
No further information is being released at this time, with police confirming that the driver of the vehicle will not be charged as he was not impaired and contacted emergency services immediately.
A memorial has been created for the ‘amazing young woman’ who had ‘limitless potential’ by her friends on the highway where she died.
Madi Brooks, 19, died after being hit by a ride-share car at 3am on January 15 when she was dropped off by four men who picked her up at a college bar
Her sorority wrote on Monday: ‘Madi was a bubbly, loving, and selfless friend. She left an indelible mark on our chapter, we cherish our memories together and we will never forget her. Our forever friend was also a hero, Madi donated her heart and kidneys to save others’
A memorial has been created for the ‘amazing young woman’ who had ‘limitless potential’ by her friends on the highway where she died
Prosecutor Stuart Theirort said at a hearing on Tuesday that the state would be seeking upgraded charges of first-degree rape and plan to convene a grand jury in the case.
Louisiana’s first-degree rape statute carries a mandatory life sentence without the possibility of parole.
A legal expert previously told DailyMail.com that the Judge who oversaw the bond hearing made ‘inappropriate’ comments which could ‘taint the public opinion’ of the defendants.
The bar where Madi worked, according to several social media posts, has also had their responsibility for the incident called into question.
Surveillance footage surrounding Reggie’s bar, where the group met, shows Madi drunk and stumbling around, according to police documents.
Police were seen outside of the bar yesterday, which remains closed after the incident.
A coroner confirmed that Madi Brooks died from ‘multiple traumatic injuries’ when she was hit by a car after allegedly being raped
East Baton Rouge Police Department confirmed that the vehicle’s driver would not be charged as he was not impaired and contacted emergency services immediately
Madison Brooks posing for photos with her friends at the Reggie’s college bar in East Baton Rouge
Shocking incidents at LSU bar Reggie’s, where Madi Brooks was last seen
Reggie’s bar, an infamous Baton Rouge venue known for underage drinking and violence, has had its liquor license suspended again following the death of 19-year-old Madi Brooks.
The bar owner, Darin Adams, whose sports bar is known for its taxidermy animal heads and confederate flag décor, has refused to comment.
Adams has been in hot water before, with Baton Rouge police raiding the bar in July 2017 and suspending its license for 45 days, after 37 people were arrested – many of them for underage drinking.
In September 2015 a drunk 21-year-old was arrested for waving a loaded firearm at people, threatening to open fire.
The following month, a 19-year-old man was charged with rape after attacking an intoxicated woman who had become separated from her sister at the bar and was trying to find her way home.
And in January 2016, a star of the LSU football team, Dillon Gordon, 22, was stabbed multiple times in the bar.
In May 2022, 16-year-old Carltez Tucker was shot dead outside Reggie’s, and a 24-year-old woman was injured. Detectives arrested three and said they believed the shooting stemmed from a stolen firearm that Tucker had taken.
The Louisiana ATC has confirmed that they have suspended the license of Reggie’s bar following the ‘seriousness of the allegations and potential threat to public safety’.
An attorney for the bar, Kris Perrett, confirmed in a statement that they are ‘fully cooperating with authorities’.
Legal documents seen by DailyMail.com reveal that Madi had 0.319g per cent of alcohol in her system – so high that toxicologists said she could have suffered from alcohol poisoning or loss of consciousness.
The release of the two accused men comes after DailyMail.com revealed that Madi appeared to work at the bar where she met the group – and a TikTok video showed the wild underage antics inside.
Authorities also seized surveillance footage from the bar and nearby businesses which show Madi arriving at the bar at 10.06pm, with Carver, Lee, Washington and the teenage boy arriving at 10.18pm.
Officers say in their affidavit that at 1am Madi was seen sitting on a stool by the counter at the bar before stumbling, and got back to her feet with the help of the men.
At 1.34am she was seen sitting on a bench by the entrance door before falling again. The teenager approached her, removed her cap and helped her get to her feet.
The group was seen leaving the bar at 1.49am, with the vehicle last seen at 1.59am. Carver told police that the 17-year-old and Washington both had sex with the victim in the back seat of the car.
Madi was dropped off less than a ten-minute car journey from the bar, and just five miles from her sorority house, before being hit by the ride-share car at 2.50am.
Carver, who was driving the vehicle, told cops that he asked Madi where her friends were, but she said she did not know and appeared ‘drunk’.
He added that Madi gave ‘verbal consent five times’ to the 17-year-old before he had sex with her in the back of the car, with Washington swapping with the teenager to also have sex with the victim.
Madison Brooks (left) seen behind the bar at Reggie’s with two sorority sisters. She had been drinking there before she was raped and fatally struck by a car on January 14
Madi was a regular at the bar, posting many photographs of herself with friends on social media
During his police interview, Carver denied having ever seen Madi before or knowing her but agreed to give her a ride.
Both Carver and Lee remained in the front of the car while the sex acts were being performed, with Carver telling them to ‘stop’ before dropping Madi off.
A post-mortem revealed that Madi had ‘injuries consistent with previous sexual assault anally’ as well as her injuries from the crash.
The fatal accident was the second collision on Burbank Drive, raising questions about the safety of the area.
Ethel Wesly, 71, was killed in the same week, with locals arguing that there needs to be more lighting, sidewalks and a lower speed limit.
More lighting is also planned for the entrance to the Pelican Lakes subdivision on Burbank where Madi was killed.