Flash-mob teens pleadThree teenagers who were students at Mastery Charter School have admitted to randomly attacking a man in Center City on July 29, leaving him with a fractured jaw.
The ninth- and 10th-graders entered the equivalent of guilty pleas in Family Court yesterday.
The assault sent the 36-year-old victim to the hospital for two days. Prosecutor Leslie Gomez said that the victim's jaw is still wired shut and that he faces more surgery.
Held teen in jail transferWinston Charleston, the Tacony teenager charged this summer with swiping his mother's car keys and causing a joyriding crash that killed a Bensalem man, may soon be transferred from adult jail to the Youth Study Center.
The Philadelphia Industrial Correctional Center, on State Road, is no place for Charleston, who turned 14 three days before the June 30 accident, Common Pleas Judge Benjamin Lerner said during a hearing yesterday. He said he planned to discuss the matter with Family Court Administrative Judge Kevin Dougherty.