24-year-old Terique Dwayne Hall of Atlanta has been charged with the murder of 20-year-old Ashley Mays, in DeKalb County, Georgia. Hall allegedly murdered Ms. Mays by smothering her with a pillow after zip tying her hands and feet. Ms. Mays was also nine months pregnant and the baby did not survive either.
Hall met Ms. Mays through Backpage where she was being advertised as an escort. This allowed Hall to allegedly gain access to Mays’ home where he is said to have assaulted and killed her.
Once again, Backpage would have you believe that this is what constitutes free speech. Not only that but this is yet another example of where Backpage is not protecting sex workers. This man was able to enter his victim’s home through Backpage. That doesn’t sound like safety to me.
UPDATE 12/16/2016: As it turns out, Hall is an alleged serial rapist and on top of that he allegedly tried to film himself murdering his victim, Ashley Mays.
In case you were wondering, Georgia does have the death penalty, I believe this would be considered a capital crime, and the state does use it liberally.
UPDATE 10/5/2017: Hall pleaded guilty to murder and sex crimes and was sentenced to two life terms plus five years.