You Better Swallow: Part 1
On October 28, Adrian, Trae, Alexander, Michael, and Demetre were at an apartment in Indianapolis where they drank liquor and smoked marijuana. The five men drove to a liquor store in a vehicle Michael had borrowed from another person, purchased vodka, and shared the bottle in the vehicle.
The men drove to a neighborhood, obtained powder cocaine, and everyone used cocaine. The men also smoked marijuana dipped in embalming fluid and took some pills. The group eventually went to a house where there were a number of people, and Isaiah joined the group.
The six men left in the car and stopped at a house on 79th Street in Indianapolis and observed the garage door was up and there were two vehicles parked in the driveway and two vehicles parked in the garage. Carl and Eileen were married, and they and one of their daughters, Alli, who was about twenty-four years old, lived at the house.
Carl and Eileen were sleeping in the upstairs master bedroom, and Alli slept in her bedroom next to the master bedroom. Carl's leg braces and cane, which he uses to walk, were located at the foot of the bed.
Adrian and the other five men exited their vehicle and entered the garage. Adrian and Demetre carried loaded.38 revolvers. Trae put on gloves he had brought with him, and the other five men put on gloves they found in the garage.
All six men entered the house and immediately went up the stairs. At around 5:15 a.m. on October 29, Adrian entered the master bedroom with his gun, and Eileen and Carl awoke to the lights coming on in the room, seeing two men standing in the bedroom brandishing weapons, and hearing multiple male voices loudly telling them:
"Get up. Come on, come on. Where's the cash?"
The men continually told Eileen to keep her head down and that they would kill her if she looked at them.
Alli walked out of her room, and someone told Trae to take her back into her room. Trae told Alli to lay down on the bed in her room, which she did, and Trae and Demetre began ransacking everything in Alli's room looking for things of value, including her computer, television, jewelry, and phone. Alli's legs were exposed, and the men made comments about her body:
"You have a nice butt"
One of the men placed his hand on Alli's leg and was rubbing up her leg and up to her vagina area.
The men shouted at Carl and Eileen:
"Stay down, don't look at us."
"Where's the money, where's the phones, where's the keys?"
They shouted several times:
"If you don't, we're gonna pop you."
At some point, one of the men asked Carl to stand up, and he said he would have to get his braces on, and the man said:
"Just lay down."
Carl was ordered to turn onto his stomach, to keep his head covered, and to keep his hands exposed, and he cooperated. The men demanded for cash, phones, and guns.
The six men ransacked the entire house, communicating with each other about what they had found, and electronics and jewelry were loaded into vehicles belonging to Carl, Eileen, and Alli.
At one point, one of the men loudly demanded the keys to one of the vehicles in the garage from Carl, and Carl attempted to reply. However, Carl either did not reply loudly enough or fast enough, and the man took one of the drawers from the nightstand and just beat over Carl's head three or four times, telling him:
"When I ask you a question I expect an answer and I expect it now."
Carl blocked the drawer from hitting him in the head using his forearms.
Later, a man entered Carl's room and ordered him out of bed, Carl attempted to do so but struggled, and the man said:
"What's the matter, can't you walk? Lay your ass back down in the bed."
At some point, Eileen ran toward another room, Adrian immediately shot her in her lower hip area or leg, and she collapsed. One of the men pulled Eileen back into the hallway, Trae asked him why he had shot Eileen, and Adrian replied:
"Shut up little Bro. It's what you gotta do."
A couple of the men took Eileen downstairs to the kitchen, and the men were going through keys and discussing taking Eileen to an ATM. Every once in a while, Eileen would start to look up a little bit, and somebody would shove her head down and remind her that they would kill her if she looked at them. Eileen was on her hands and knees, the men would hold keys under her face while she was looking down, and Eileen eventually identified the keys to a vehicle in the driveway.
Upstairs, Alli was asked if she had any money in the bank, she stated that she had $9,000 in the bank, causing excitement and discussion among the men, and Trae took Alli downstairs.
At some point, Eileen noticed that Alli had been moved from the upstairs to the downstairs and believed Alli was in the bathroom. Eileen heard voices, noise, and things being thrown around a lot all throughout the house. Eileen was led outside and attempted to run toward the next door neighbors' house.
Someone quickly tackled Eileen as she tripped and fell, she was dragged back into the kitchen, and Adrian shot her in the foot. Another man asked Adrian why he did that, and Adrian stated Eileen had tried to run. Eileen was on the floor, one of the men kicked her hard on her left temple, and she saw blue and saw stars.