Alleged Cookie Torture at Southern Illinois University

By Margaret Lyons in News on Nov 7, 2007 10:02PM

2007_11_7.cookies.jpgTwo students from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville were arrested for torturing a teenager by burning him with freshly baked cookies. Is nothing sacred?

Rosario James, a junior, and Jordan Sallis, a sophomore, were arrested Saturday and charged with two counts of aggravated kidnapping and one count of robbery and aggravated battery. Police say James and Sallis "beat the man with a wooden paddle, burned his neck and shoulders with cookies immediately after taking them from the oven, shaved off some of his hair and poured urine over him from a soda bottle."

Apparently, three men showed up at James's house Friday night to buy drugs. Two stole some weed and left the third guy behind, which is how he became the alleged torture victim.

Sallis is the vice president of the school's National Pan-Hellenic council, the governing body for historically black fraternities and sororities, and James's house is "unofficially known as the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity house."

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