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Video: Trinity University cheerleader brutally raped, killed by boyfriend, authorities say

Video: Trinity University cheerleader brutally raped, killed by boyfriend, authorities say


>>Steve: THE SUSPECT IN THE
BRUTAL SEXUAL ASSAULT AND MURDER
OF A TRINITY UNIVERSITY
CHEERLEADER TURNED HIMSELF IN
TODAY AT THE BEXAR COUNTY
MAGISTRATE’S OFFICE.>>Ursula: 22-YEAR-OLD MARK
HOWERTON ACCUSED OF KILLING
19-YEAR-OLD CAYLEY MANDADI LAST
FALL FOLLOWING A MUSIC FESTIVAL. GARRETT BRNGER IS AT THE
MAGISTRATE’S OFFICE WHERE WE
WERE THE ONLY NEWS CREW TO SEE
THOSE HANDCUFFS GO ON, GARRETT.>>Reporter: HOWERTON STAYED
MOSTLY SILENT AS HE WALKED
THROUGH THOSE DOORS BEHIND ME
AND INTO THE LOBBY WHERE HE
WAITED AT HIS LAWYER’S SIDE TO
BE PROCESSED, BUT THE CLAIMS FROM THESE ARREST DOCUMENTS
SPEAK VOLUMES. INVESTIGATORS BELIEVE HOWERTON
SEXUAL ASSAULTED AND KILLED HIS
GIRLFRIEND OF A FEW WEEKS. HOWERTON ARRIVED AT A LULING
HOSPITAL WITH AN UNRESPONSIVE
MANDADI. SHE DIED TWO DAYS LATER. HOWERTON SAID THEY HAD BEEN AT A
MUSIC FESTIVAL WHERE THEY WERE
DRINKING AND DOING DRUGS. HE SAID THEY HAD AN ARGUMENT AND
LEFT. HE SAID SHE AGREED TO GO TO
HOUSTON WITH THEM. ON THE WAY HOWERTON SAID
CONSENSUAL ROUGH SEX AND MANDADI
PASSED OUT. HOWEVER, ACCORDING TO THE
AFFIDAVIT, MANDADI HAD A SEVERE
INJURY AND MARKS HEAD TO TOE
WHICH INVESTIGATORS SAID WERE
CONSISTENT WITH PHYSICAL AND
SEXUAL ASSAULT. HOWERTON’S LAWYER SAYS HIS
CLIENT IS INNOCENT.>>THIS IS A TERRIBLE TRAGEDY. IT’S A TRAGEDY FOR MARK AS MUCH
AS IT IS FOR ANYONE ELSE. THE REALITY IS MARK IS INNOCENT
AND HE HAS TO VINDICATE HIMSELF
IN COURT AND I ASK THAT
EVERYBODY WATCHING THIS AFFORD
HIM THE PRESUMPTION OF INNOCENCE
HE IS ENTITLED TO.>>Reporter: THE AFFIDAVIT
LAYS OUT A SERIES OF PREVIOUS
ALLEGED ABUSES, INCLUDING
BRUISES AND THROWING HER AGAINST
THE WALL. HOWERTON WAS ALREADY WEARING AN
ANKLE MONITOR RELATED TO A
PREVIOUS CHARGE FOR TRASHING
MANDADI’S DORM ROOM. ONE OF HER ROOMMATES SAID HE
EXCUSED THAT AS A RAGE INCIDENT. CURRENTLY HE HAS BEEN SEEN BY A
MAGISTRATE JUDGE AND HIS BOND IS
SET AT $215,000. LIVE AT THE MAGISTRAT

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