Judge: 3 juvenile suspects in Five Points beating to remain in jail
Tue, 20 Sep 2011 20:51:52 GMT —
COLUMBIA (WACH)-- Three of the five juveniles accused in the June Five Points beating of 18-year-old Carter Strange will remain in jail until their trials.
Family Court Judge Dorothy Jones made the ruling Tuesday morning when the suspects appeared in court. Two other juveniles will have their detention hearings Wednesday morning at the Richland County courthouse.
Columbia police say Strange was attacked by eight suspects in a parking lot on the 1900 block of Blossom Street.
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Columbia City Council also passed a teen curfew ordinance for the Five Points area because of the incident.
The curfew is in effect from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. for those 16 and younger and applies to Five Points, Maxcy Gregg Park, and Martin Luther King Jr. Park.
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