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Illinois teens plead guilty to 2nd-degree murder in beating of homeless man?
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. - Two Illinois teens face up to 20 years in prison for the fatal beating of a homeless man over a can of beer.
Seventeen-year-old Joseph Raines and 18-year-old Brandon Bouck pleaded guilty Thursday to second-degree murder. In exchange, prosecutors dropped first-degree murder charges.
Prosecutor Susan Jensen says testimony would have shown that the Granite City teens told a friend they punched and kicked Thomas Muffler last October.
Jensen says Muffler had refused to buy the teens beer. After the beating, the teens stole a 24-ounce can of beer from Muffler.
Authorities say Muffler suffered broken ribs that penetrated a lung.
A sentencing date hasn't been scheduled.
Hard to believe, how could they live with themselves
- box of rainLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
If that blows your mind, you should come for a ride along with me on patrol some night.
I could show you how the other half live...
- aznpride78327Lv 51 decade ago
One of the many problems facing America today: inconsiderate teenage Americans.
- 1 decade ago
god that is hard to believe\
those fu**ing a*******