Family says mentally-challenged woman attacked by group of teenagers


by Renee Murphy

Posted on October 30, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 31 at 5:27 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- A mentally challenged woman says she is recovering after teenagers attacked her and hit her in the head with a baseball bat. She says the whole thing started over a cell phone.
“It was definitely pre-meditated, it was planned,” said Joyce Bailey, the alleged victim’s mother.
The Louisville mother, says her heart is breaking for her mentally challenged daughter who was attacked last week.
“When I found out what really had occurred I got so sick to my stomach and so scared, all I could do was really cry.”
Sherry Bailey was at a south Louisville apartment complex off St Andrews Church Road visiting her sister.
“I want to know what really actually happened to her. I want to know who did it. I want to find out who did it and I want them in a lot of trouble, “ said Stephanie Bailey, the alleged victim’s sister.
Bailey says several high school girls asked her to come downstairs and when she did, she says she was knocked out and later taken to the hospital.
“These, many girls could be so cruel, to do this kind of an attack on my daughter, Sherry is 20-years-old, she has a mild mental condition,” said Bailey’s mother.
A witness says Bailey was hit in the head with a baseball bat because someone thought her boyfriend stole their cell phone.

Louisville Police have launched a full investigation.