10-Year-Old Beating Suspect Apologizes in Philly Courtroom

The Vietnamese woman he admitted to beating and robbing accepted his apology.

Wednesday, Sep 26, 2012  |  Updated 8:40 AM EDT
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10-Year-Old Beating Suspect Apologizes

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A 10-year-old boy says he beat and robbed a Vietnamese immigrant inside her Philadelphia home because he didn't like the way she looked at him.

The boy made an apology Tuesday during a Family Court hearing. Fifty-year-old victim Minh Tran accepted the apology through an interpreter.

Police say the boy, his 7-year-old brother and a third assailant entered Tran's home on Aug. 6 and attacked her with rocks and sticks. The boy told Family Court Administrative Judge Kevin Dougherty he attacked Tran because he didn't like her.

The boy's mom turned her son in the next day.
 
The young suspect is charged with Aggravated Assault, Assault, Burglary, Robbery and other related crimes.

The Philadelphia Daily News reports
disposition of the case was pushed back to Oct. 5. The boy could end up in juvenile detention or be put on probation.

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