Suspect in brutal beating coming back to Cincinnati
Michael Taylor (Source: Cincinnati Police)
CINCINNATI (AP) - Authorities say the suspect in the brutal beating of a homeless man in Cincinnati is on his way back from Las Vegas after his arrest there.
Police say 38-year-old Michael Taylor has been charged with felonious assault in the Jan. 24 assault. Police say Taylor, who goes by the nickname "Madness," picked up 56-year-old Robert Meehan, slammed him to the ground, punched him, and hit him over the head with a beer bottle.
Police trying to figure out what happened have said acquaintances of Taylor defend him, saying he must have been provoked if he did anything.
Meehan is in a long-term treatment facility after 18 days in a hospital.