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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentOther - Politics & Government · 1 decade ago

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.

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Hard to believe, how could they live with themselves

3 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    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...

    ...and die.

  • 1 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*******

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