Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Two African-American youths accused of taking part in the Long Beach mob beating of three white women may spend only a few months in custody

Associated Press:

Two black youths accused of taking part in the Halloween mob beating of three white women would spend only a few months in custody if they plead guilty to assault, a prosecutor said.

The 15-year-old Jordan High School students were offered a pretrial deal Monday in Inglewood, where their case is being heard.

They would spend no more than three months each in the California Youth Authority if they plead guilty to one count each of assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury, prosecutor Andrea Bouas said.

The pleas would carry special allegations that the alleged assault was a hate crime and caused great bodily injury.

A sad epilogue

A judge has found that eight black teenagers beat three white women in Long Beach, California out of racial hatred

'Hate crime' victims: Young, poor, white

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