Horrific gang rape, assault on mother and son, suspects head to trial

Two suspects are set to go on trial in the 2007 brutal rape and assault of a mother and her young son.

Police say Nathan Walker, now 18, and Tommy Lee Poindexter, now 20, burst into the woman's apartment with up to eight other teenagers. For three hours, the victims say, they endured horror as the mother was gang-raped and sodomized and her 12-year-old son beaten in another room. They also were forced to perform sex acts on each other.

Walker and Poindexter face trial together Tuesday, though each will have separate juries. Both have pleaded not guilty.

One other boy charged in the case is set for trial in September.

A fourth has pleaded guilty and will testify against the others.

Authorities continue to seek additional suspects.