Slain teen Bobby Maurice Tillman

Fresh from our "The World Has Gone Mad" file, a teen boy was beaten to death for "no reason." According to CNN, the mother of a Georgia teen beaten to death at a house party referred to her son as a "silent hero" and called for justice after the four teens accused of his murder appeared in court Monday morning. "My son did not die in vain," said Monique Rivarde, mother of 18-year-old Bobby Maurice Tillman. "Something will be done about these children attacking each other for nothing." Horace Damon Coleman, 19, Emanuel Benjamin Boykins, 18, Quantez Devonta Mallory, 18, and Tracen Franklin, 19, were brought into the courtroom one by one to face one count of felony murder. Police say the boys beat Tillman to death outside a party in metro Atlanta that had gotten out of control Saturday night. Sheriff Phil Miller told CNN that the attack happened after girls got into a fight, and one of the girls hit a boy. One of the suspects, according to Miller, said he wasn't going to "hit a girl," but the next guy who came by was going to get "beat down." Unfortunately, Bobby Maurice Tillman was that guy. No one should ever be beaten, especially when they have done absolutely nothing to warrant it. Shaking our heads over here at The Root.

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