CINCINNATI - Two teens are facing punishment in the brutal beating of a man in North College Hill who the teens attacked last summer simply because they were bored and looking for something to do.
The two teens pleaded guilty Monday to felonious assault in a plea agreement in which prosecutors agreed to drop aggravated riot charges. The two were among six teens charged with attacking 45-year-old Pat Mahaney in North College Hill while he was walking home from the store on Aug. 11, 2012. Mahaney was hospitalized for four days with internal injuries and bleeding, cuts and bruises.
The six teens, all of whom were charged with felonious assault and aggravated riot, are being tried separately in juvenile court.
The teens were indicted under the serious youth offenders statute, which means that while they are not being tried as adults and court proceedings will continue in Hamilton County Juvenile Court, the teens could face either a juvenile sentence or an adult sentence if convicted.
A third teen is scheduled to appear in court later Monday. The other three teens are set to have pre-trial hearings later in March and early April.