MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS-- A Monmouth woman is fighting for justice after she says she was physically attacked while trick-or-treating on Halloween. She says the justice system failed her and her family.
Halee Davis says she was beaten, thrown to the ground and kicked in the head. Her five-year-old daughter was smacked across the face and her mother was punched in the side of the head. All while they were trick-or-treating.
Halee was taken to the hospital with a concussion. The swelling was so bad the 23-year-old teacher's aid says she was disfigured for more than a month.
Halee gathered her evidence: 46 photos and doctors' bills, but the women who she claimed attacked them were not charged.
The state's attorney says, "After reviewing the facts presented it would not be tried as a criminal case. The state has a duty not to levy frivolous charges, and in this particular case, as the prosecutor, I am electing to use that discretion."
Darla Davis, Halee's mother, is angry and frustrated no charges were laid and the protection order they sought was denied.
Police responded to reports of an altercation on October 27, which resulted in more than $9,000 in medical bills.
Halee says the court told her to just stay out of Aledo to prevent any further attacks. Halee says this is unfair and she wants justice.
An eye witness at the scene when the incident happened said the people who were accused of attacking Halee were actually victims in the situation. WQAD News 8 has not been able to get a direct contact from others involved.