Facebook assault could land Flint teen in jail
Fri, 20 Apr 2012 12:10:38 GMT —
Facebook could prove costly to a 17-year-old who faces jail time when sentenced next month in the beating of a 14-year-old Flint boy. The beating was recorded on video and posted to the social media website.
Genesee County Circuit Court records say Lavonte Kennedy is due in court May 29 to learn his punishment.
MLive report he pleaded guilty Wednesday to assault with harm less than murder. Kennedy and two other Flint teens also were charged with unarmed robbery.
The 14-year-old's mother said video of the Jan. 27 attack was posted on a Facebook page of one attacker. The video since has been taken down.
According to a police report, the Northern High School student was walking on the city's west side when three teens that he recognized as schoolmates attacked him.