Teens appear in court in boredom beating case

Six teenagers accused of brutally beating an Ohio man because they were bored appeared before a judge on Tuesday.

Hamilton County Juvenile Judge Tracie Hunter set new hearings later this month for each of the boys, ages 13 to 14.

She has not yet set a trial date for the boys, who were indicted last week on one count each of felonious assault and aggravated rioting.

The boys are charged with assaulting 45-year-old Pat Mahaney on Aug. 11 in the Cincinnati suburb of North College Hill. Police say the teens told them they were bored and looking for something to do.

Four of the teens have been released from custody, while Hunter lowered the bond amount for a fifth teen and set a Thursday bond hearing for a sixth teen.

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