Trial starts for 10-year-old boy
The trial of a 10-year-old boy accused of beating and stoning a homeless man began this morning in Volusia County.
accused in homeless beating starts
The boy is charged with aggravated battery in the attack on John D'Amico. Police say he and another 10-year-old, along with their 17-year-old friend, Jeremy Woods, attacked D'Amico and dropped a cinderblock on his face. The boy says D'Amico attacked first and the boys were defending themselves. D'Amico has denied that claim.
D'Amico was in court this morning, with a large white bandage covering his left eye. He suffered the injury in the attack, he said.
The two 10-year-olds are believed to be the youngest boys ever charged with beating a homeless person.
Read the Daytona Beach News-Journal report here. See previous posts here, here, here and here.