Boys Will Be Boys?

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Another teen was charged Friday in the fatal mob beating in Milwaukee which has drawn national attention.

Eighteen-year-old Lavelle Mays is the latest to face a first-degree reckless homicide charge in the death of Charlie Young.

The 36-year-old Young was pummeled with tree limbs, a shovel, mops and other makeshift weapons by a mob of boys.

Nine of them have been charged so far, including a 10-year-old boy who faces a homicide charge in juvenile court.

A criminal complaint says Mays continued hitting Young as he tried to get up Sunday outside a northside home.

The father of two of the accused boys defends his children, saying "kids are going to be kids."

The father claims police mishandled the investigation and that they're making the boys out to be butchers.

A criminal complaint describes a brutal beating in which Young was hit 50 or 60 times. He was left brain dead until life support was disconnected Tuesday at the hospital.


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