Three Charged with Murder in Death of Derrion Albert

Albert was beaten to death after being swept into a melee while walking home from school...


An update in the Derrion Albert murder. From CNN:

Three teenagers have been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a 16-year-old boy whose beating was captured on amateur video.

One of the three is a minor, but all will be charged as adults, prosecutors in Cook County, Illinois said Monday.

They are charged in the death of Derrion Albert, an honors student who was beaten to death last Thursday. An amateur videotape of the beating has been broadcast nationally.

It's unclear who shot the footage, but a local television station that received the tape turned it over to police.

The tape shows attackers wielding two-by-fours and punching and kicking a single person. At one point, four or five males are seen beating and stomping the same young man after he falls to the ground.

As the attackers run away, the person with the camera and several others approached Albert and carried him into a nearby building. "Derrion, get up!" a female voice pleads.

Three people over age 17 and one juvenile were questioned Sunday, according to local news reports.


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