A high school cheerleader in California has been arrested and charged in connection with the beating death of 50-year-old George Lowery, a homeless man in San Diego County.
18-year-old Hailey Suder pleaded not guilty this past Monday to two counts of being an accessory after the fact, both felonies.
She was dating one of the two brothers, 20-year-old Austin Mostrong and 19-year-old Preston Mostrong, that were charged with killing the man. Investigators have neither revealed what role she’s alleged to have played in Mr. Loweryâ€™s death, nor which brother she was dating.
She was a cheerleader and senior at Santana High School, but didn’t graduate with her class earlier this month.
The two brothers have already admitted their involvement in the tragic beating.
Mr. Loweryâ€™s wife had found him unconscious on April 24th. He’d suffered severe trauma after being kicked and punched in the head. He was then transported to a hospital where he died a few days later.
Investigators believe he was tortured during the brutal attack.
Katey Torres, Lowery’s daughter, set up a GoFundMe page to raise funds for the familyâ€™s expenses.
She says her mother and father had been married for 25 years.
â€œHis whole life revolved around his wife, Penny,â€ Torres said. â€œWorking and doing any handy work he could to provide for him and his wife and family.