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2 Teens Accused of Beating a Third in Group Home

Pittsburgh police said two teens are responsible for killing a third at a group home for troubled boys last month. Now a district judge must decide whether there's enough evidence to send those charges to adult court for trial.

Sixteen-year-old Malik Crosby and 15-year-old Yusuf Shepard were scheduled for a preliminary hearing Wednesday afternoon on criminal homicide, assault and conspiracy charges.

Police said they attacked 16-year-old Nicholas Grant at the Circle C Youth and Family Services Group Home on Jan. 10.


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Police said both boys beat Grant and that Shepard put him in a chokehold while Crosby beat Grant with a vacuum cleaner that Grant threw at Shepard during the fight.

Defense attorneys have argued that the suspects were defending themselves or, at least, didn't start the fight.

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