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The judge placed several restrictions on the court appearance for four suspects in the Facebook Live torture case Friday. (Chicago Police Dept. )

The judge placed several restrictions on the court appearance for four suspects in the Facebook Live torture case. They are accused of tying up and torturing a Chicago teen with mental disabilities and streaming it live on social media.

"It is sad and unfortunate that many have commented on these young men and women without knowing all the facts," Cook County Public Defender Amy Campanelli said.


The suspects - Tesfaye Cooper, Jordan Hill, Tanishia Covington and Brittany Covington - appeared in court Friday to formally hear the grand jury's indictment against them. They are charged in the kidnapping of an 18-year-old suburban boy who has schizophrenia and attention deficit disorder. Some of the alleged hate crime and battery was streamed live on Facebook.

Prosecutors allege the victim was to have a sleepover with Hill on New Year's Eve, but things deteriorated over the next three days until the victim was found injured walking around on Chicago's West Side

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