Mennonite Women Attacked
The Mennonite women attacked in this despicable crime were elderly citizens, roughly between the ages of 84 and 90. The man allegedly suspected of hurting the women is named Dereck Taylor Holt, a 22-year-old man with no known address as of yet.
The attack is being called a hate crime. According to police, Holt allegedly attacked not only the women, but their religion and Bible, as well. The women attacked in this crime were all sisters.
The three women are said to have been tied up and punched repeatedly, as well as shocked with a stun gun.
"They suffered multiple electrical shocks, were incapacitated and left," Northern Lancaster County Regional Police Chief David Steffen said. "They were unable to move for a long period of time. That could have led to bad things like blood clots and positional asphyxia.”
Holt is then accused of trashing the house before pouring unknown chemicals from the house all over the floor and furniture.
As for the Mennonite women’s condition, they are said to be doing well, given their age. They remain in the hospital in an effort to receive treatment, however.
Holt is being charged with 21 counts, chief among them aggravated assault, ethnic intimidation, and burglary.