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Most 5 Points beating defendents detained

Jul 13, 2011 7:20:00 PM - thestate.com
Prosecutors asked during a Wednesday court proceeding to try two more juveniles as adults in the Five Points beating case.

Also, one of the five juveniles implicated in the attack of 18-year-old Carter Strange was released to the custody of his mother while a judge denied the release of the other five boys.

Those actions took place during a two-hour family court session before Judge Gwendlyne Smalls and a courtroom packed with the victim's family, relatives and friends of the accused, trial attorneys, law enforcement officers and case workers with the S.C.

Department of Juvenile Justice. The hearing revealed new details about the five juveniles who were part of a group of eight people accused of beating 18-year-old Carter Strange, stealing his cell phone and leaving him to bleed on the streets for two hours.

Several of the boys involved are football players and wrestlers. Some attend Columbia High School. Several had prior records in the juvenile court system. And, the 13-year-old released to his mother is a special education student, according to his defense attorney.

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