NORTH COLLEGE HILL, OH (FOX19) - Six juveniles have been indicted by a Hamilton County Grand Jury on charges of felonious assault and aggravated riot.
The teens are accused of brutally beating Pat Mahaney, 45, in North College Hill on Aug. 11 because they were bored. The prosecution has filed a motion to determine they are serious youthful offenders, meaning if they are found delinquent they could be transferred to prison and continue sentences after they turn 18.
Two of the juveniles were back in court on Monday, Sept. 17. Attorneys for both teens asked that their cases be considered separately. One of the teens hasn't posted bond. His attorney asked that he be allowed in court without shackles and to be able to wear regular clothing. The judge didn't make any final decisions but said she would revisit the teen's continued detention next week.
According to police, the boys punched Mahaney in the back of the head, which caused him to fall to the ground. Once he was on the ground, the boys told police they punched and kicked him in the head repeatedly.
The officers say one of the boys hit Mahaney in the head will a full beer can. According to police, the boys only stopped hitting Mahaney after a neighbor saw them and threatened to call police.
It was found in court on Sept. 20 that some but not all of the kids confessed, but as it stands they are being tried together. The attorney for one of the teens is requesting six separate trials saying since some confessed and some didn't , it wouldn't be fair to be tried together. No ruling has been made on the request yet.