The whole story is just awful all around. But really. If you’re at the scene of a vicious assault, where someone’s life is in danger. Get to a safe area and call for help. It’s not hard.
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said Lonina is seen trying to help only briefly during the 10-minute video. O’Brien said the victim was clearly screaming “stop” and “no” during the assault.
Although Lonina told police she was trying to record the assault as evidence, her behavior as people watching via Periscope “liked” the assault painted a different picture, O’Brien said.
“She got, I guess, taken up with all the ‘likes’ that her livestream was getting and therefore continued to do it, and did nothing to aid the victim,” O’Brien said.