Illinois Mother And Two Sons Allegedly Attacked, Tried To Drown Black Teenager While Yelling Racist Slurs

Mom and 2 son commit racist attack

According to police, Carrie Weller and her two sons, Corry and Shane, were arrested after an alleged racially-motivated attack at a lake southwest of Chicago turned into a near-drowning that was reportedly laced with racist slurs.

Reports indicate that the victim, a biracial Black teenager whose name is being withheld because of his age, was at a campground near Canton, Illinois, over the weekend swimming with friends. According to reports, Corry and Shane Weller allegedly began beating up the teenager and yelling racist epithets while the attack occurred, all while Carrie Weller allegedly egged them on with such lovely encouragement as “Kill that n****r!”.

Fortunately, an onlooker got the attack on cell phone video. Midway through the beating, the teenager ended up back in the water, where the attackers reportedly began holding his head under the surface in what’s been called an attempted drowning. Miraculously, the boy managed to escape the entire attack with only minor injuries and did not require medical attention.

The Wellers – 42-year-old Carrie, her 21-year-old son Corry, and her 19-year-old son Shane – were each initially charged with aggravated battery. Charges of mob action and commission of a hate crime followed as police continued their investigation. It’s not clear as of this posting why attempted murder charges have not yet been filed, and it’s also not clear if they might be expected. According to a Facebook posting from the City of Canton Police Department, as of midnight this morning, the terrible trio are still in the custody of the Fulton County Jail.

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  • Barbara Morgan

    Looks like all three of them are meth users besides being racist scum and wannabe be murders,

  • Carolyn Lee

    I find it surprising that his friends he was swimming with filmed it instead of helping him out

    • LaTonya Lige

      Thank God they did otherwise they may have gotten off

  • donna

    those 2 boys will make fine husbands one day……NOT!

  • Nanette Valencia

    Grotesque lowlife criminals

  • Carrie Foley

    My nephew was the 15 year old African American teen beaten up by a White family of 3 adults. I just wanted to let you know that my sister will be doing a peaceful protest at their court appearance this Wednesday, June 8th at 9:00am in Lewistown, IL. My sister has also set up a gofundme page to hire a civil rights attorney. The page is “Justice for Dedric.” Please share with your followers. We would greatly appreciate it. Thank-you! Carrie Foley

  • OmG in Heaven. I saw this on another page too…I think it was Crime Watcher>?
    Tina Foley, if you see this….I just want to say how sorry that I am so sad to hear this. One thing I noticed that you said…was, “I don’t want my son to feel bad about his race.” (something like that.)
    Tina, can you friend me @ Teri Colone? 🙂

  • Andi

    Does anyone know of any updates on their case(s)?

  • AnonFlow

    Did the devils get locked up?