Two men convicted of gang rape and assault of mother and son

By Calvin Palmer

Two Florida men were today convicted of the gang rape and assault of a West Palm Beach mother and her young son.

Tommy Poindexter, 20, and Nathan Walker Jr, 18, were found guilty of sexual battery, burglary and kidnapping and face multiple life sentences.

The men were tried together with separate juries and will be sentenced on October 13.

A third defendant, 16-year-old Avion Lawson pleaded guilty and testified against Poindexter and Walker. A fourth defendant, Jakaris Taylor, 17, is due to go on trial next month.

The 35-year-old mother was repeatedly raped and sodomized, and her 12-year-old son beaten by 10 masked, gun-toting teenagers in June 2007. The teenagers also forced her to perform oral sex on her son.

[Based on reports by The Palm Beach Post and Associated Press.]

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