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Five Points beating victim, family speak on ‘Today Show’

Jun 28, 2011 8:54:00 AM - thestate.com
Carter Strange told interviewer Matt Lauer on "The Today Show" this morning that he isn't sure about forgiveness for the man and three boys who stand accused of beating him in Five Points last week.

"I mean, I don't really think about it that much," Strange said. "I try not to let them be on my mind that much."

Strange and his parents, John and Vickie Strange, were interviewed by Lauer via remote video on the NBC program around 8:15 a.m. Carter Strange was jogging home along Blossom Street on June 20 when he was attacked. A group of three juveniles and 19-year-old Tyheem Henrey are charged in the beating. Another four juveniles turned themselves and face charges of conspiring to rob Carter.

Lauer asked Carter Strange's parents how they found out about what had happened to their son.

Father John Strange said when Carter missed curfew, they began monitoring his cell phone usage online. After a period of no usage, the phone account suddenly began showing calls and texts to unfamiliar numbers, a chilling moment when they realized someone else had their son's phone.

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