On January 5th, 2007, prosecutors in the case announced that the death penalty would not be sought for Hooks or Ammons. The third defendant, Thomas Daugherty, is not eligible for the death penalty because he is under 18.
In late July, Ammons’ lawyer asked that his client be let out of jail. His client, he said, was not “doing well” in prison.
They are America’s forgotten, but all of America is now very much aware of the plight of the nation’s homeless following the attacks on three homeless men in Florida in one night.
A video surveillance camera captured the inhumane pummeling of Pierre, which led to the arrests of William Ammons, 18, Brian Hooks, 18 and Thomas Daugherty, 17.