Teens charged in North College Hill beating return to court Monday

Court officials say teens accepted guilty plea

CINCINNATI - Two of the six teens charged with brutally beating a man in North College Hill returned to court Monday.

The teens face felonious assault and aggravated rioting charges. The pair was 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.

North College Hill police said the group severely beat Mahaney because they were bored and were looking for something to do.

Court officials said the pair accepted a guilty plea.

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.

Three other teens involved in the case are due to return to court in late April.

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