Eight of the juveniles will serve 40 hours of community service, must stay in school, follow curfew restrictions and write a letter of apology to the three people who were beaten.
If they follow those rules, all charges will be dropped from their records.
A ninth defendant, charged with possession of marijuana, a weapon, aggravated riot and three counts of assault, was taken away from his mother and put into DCS custody.
A tenth juvenile opted to have a trial where Judge Dan Michael found him guilty of aggravated assault. An attorney for the teen argued throwing a pumpkin at someone’s head was not aggravated assault. Judge Michael disagreed saying, “You beat him into unconsciousness. He could have easily died.”
Judge Michale ordered the teen be taken from his mother and placed in DCS custody.
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