The Mulberry Eight

This is a collection of information that can be found on and has been compiled from various sites and is not intended to harass or aid the harassment of the girls, but is here to help give more information on the case. Hopefully this will help others in the future identify these girls and teach about what they have done whether it be an employer or a future mate. Again, we cannot express enough that you should not threaten, harass, or cause any harm to these individuals. This is for information purposes only.

Reportedly, the cheerleaders were upset with the young girl after she posted alleged trash talking on her MySpace page, so they took it upon themselves to make a video beating her to place on MySpace and YouTube which is stated to be one of five beatings given to her. According to the victim’s mother it was someone else who posted the message and they were made aware that someone had hacked into her MySpace account.

According to investigators, Lindsay was attacked about 8:30 p.m. on March 30 by April Cooper, Cara Murphy, Britney Mayes, Brittini Hardcastle, Kayla Hassell and Mercades Nichols, while two boys, Zachary Ashley and Stephen Schumaker, stood outside the house as lookouts.

The Sheriff's Office said after the 35-minute beating, Lindsay was put into a car and taken to South Lakeland, near the intersection of Lakeland Highlands Road and County Road 540A.

When they were in a holding cell, they were all laughing,” Judd stated. “One of the teens arrested, who is a cheerleader, asked, ‘Does this mean I’m going to miss cheerleading practice tomorrow?’ The others were cutting up and said, ‘It looks like we won’t be going to the beach this weekend.’”

During a statement Sheriff Judd commented on the tape in which the girl holding the camera stated, “There’s only 17 seconds left. Make it good."

Victim

Victoria Lindsay

Myspace (?) http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=312823289

Offenders

ADDRESSES AND NUMBERS ARE NOT LISTED FOR THE SAFETY OF THE OFFENDERS.

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Britney Mayes - 17

Myspace (?) http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=74398264
Myspace (?) http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=302314826


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Mercades Nichols - 16

Myspace: http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=46598429
2nd Myspace: http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=367646539 (Cancelled Account)

Uncle's Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/kevinwilson76
Mother's Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/pumpkinpie74

TO ALL OF YOU HATIN BITCH ASS NIGGAS SENDING ME BULLSHIT HATE MAIL…FUUUCK YOU. ILL BEAT YO ASS TO! BRING IT BITCHES DONT BE JUST SAYIN IT! AND IF YOU GOT SHIT TO SAY TO MY MOTHER THEN FUCKIN SAY IT TO HER. SHELL KICK YOUR ASS TO!


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Kayla Hassell - 15

Myspace: http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=130301688


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Brittini Hardcastle - 17

Myspace: http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=92531314
2nd Myspace: http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=44204818


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Cara Murphy - 16

Myspace: http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=142434937


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April Cooper - 14

Myspace: http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56771231


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Zachary Ashley - 17

Myspace: http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=85447208


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Stephen Schumaker - 18

Myspace: http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=213887932


News/Video Coverage

http://www.wftv.com/news/15817394/detail.html
http://www.wftv.com/video/15817645/index.html
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=bb1_1207626542
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/24012556#24015951
http://www.tampabay.com/incoming/article445572.ece
http://sports.rightpundits.com/?p=606
http://www.13wmaz.com/video/player_news.aspx?aid=49536&storyid=51050
http://www.theledger.com/article/20080408/NEWS/678959857

short video of Victoria Lindsay's (victim) parents speaking out

http://youtube.com/watch?v=U1p0jO1EqGg&feature=rel

Video with Mercades' mom saying Victoria deserved the beating

http://youtube.com/watch?v=kalFn-wg2yw&feature=related


Phone Calls

These calls were placed by a digg user and it is not encouraged to actually threaten the individuals or their family

http://phizun.com/calls/call1.wav
http://phizun.com/calls/call2.wav


Other Sources

http://forums.deeplist.com/index.php?showtopic=1957
http://www.encyclopediadramatica.com/The_Mulberry_Eight
http://digg.com/people/Girls_Record_Brutal_Attack_On_Teen_To_Post_On_YouTube
http://schools.polk-fl.net/MHS/default.htm (Mulberry High)

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