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Women charged with felonies in beating of State Senator Tim Carpenter

Posted at 2:36 PM, Jul 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-29 15:37:46-04

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged two Madison women accused of beating a Wisconsin state senator during a protest over police racism with battery.

Online court records show charges were filed Wednesday against 33-year-old Kerida O'Reilly and 26-year-old Samantha Hamer.

Each is charged with one felony count of being a party to substantial battery.

Investigators believe the women attacked Democratic state Sen. Tim Carpenter during a protest outside the state Capitol on June 23.

Both were scheduled to make initial appearances in Dane County Circuit Court on Wednesday afternoon.

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