Baltimore Teens Facing Attempted Murder Charges For Attack On Man
And we wonder why they don’t love us. Kids like these make it that much harder for the good ones out there.
According to NY Daily News reports:
A throng of Maryland high schoolers savagely beat up a man after he tried to break up a teen-on-teen fight in front of his home, police said.
Baltimore County police arrested five teens and charged them as adults for the April 22 attack on Richard Fletcher, the force announced Tuesday. Graphic cellphone video showed dozens of youths ganging up on the 61-year-old outside of his Dundalk home, police said.
The five arrested teens, between the ages of 15 and 17, face attempted first-degree murder and assault, police said in a statement. Two more suspects — a 20-year-old man and an unidentified seventh arrestee — are in custody.
Fletcher is still recovering from the brutal beating, which left him with two broken eye sockets, broken ribs, a brain bleed and other injuries, CBS Baltimore reported.
Police said Fletcher spotted two girls standing on top of his car, arguing on April 22. When he asked them to get down and leave his property, the mob of teenagers pounded on him, officers said. Someone recorded the attack on a cellphone, and the footage showed the suspects slamming Fletcher to the pavement.
Four of the five arrested teens face first-degree attempted murder and related charges: 15-year-old Andrew Omar Allen, 15-year-old Mya Lashae Stewart, 15-year-old Yahkeem Zavion Wheatley and 17-year-old Antoine Willie Lawson.
A fifth teen, 17-year-old Samtoya Isiah Wiliams, has been charged with first-degree assault and second degree assault and robbery.
Fletcher’s friends and neighbors set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for his medical expenses, which are estimated to total between $200,000 and $400,000. So far, the campaign has raised more than $37,000.
Seriously though? Where the hell are these kids’ parents? Our prayers go out to that man. The misguided youth of today are bringing all kinds of problems on to the rest of us. These kids need Jesus.
If you can bear to look there is a graphic photo of Richard Fletcher’s injuries below: