An Alabama woman is recovering after allegedly being attacked by her girlfriend's brother over Thanksgiving weekend.
Though details of the case are continuing to emerge, NBC affiliate Local 15 reportsthat 23-year-old Mallory Owens is being treated for injuries following a Nov. 22 assault by Travis Hawkins Jr. Owens, who was reportedly attending Thanksgiving dinner at the family home of girlfriend Ally Hawkins (Travis' sister) at the time of the attack, suffered multiple skull fractures and crushed bones, and had metal plates put under her eyes because of her injuries
"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.'"
"The first time he attacked her with a pipe and hit her in the back of the head and on the back a few times,
A photo reportedly showing Owens in the hospital has since been posted on Facebook. "It is reported that the accused attackers family stood by, did not intervene, and have threatened the [victim's] family," the user wrote.
Meanwhile, an attorney said the Hawkins family "regret what happened" to Owens, but denied the accusation that the attack was a hate crime in any way.
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