BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Nine teenagers now await their punishments after a senseless and brutal beating that was caught on camera in a Buffalo park. Monday, the Erie County District Attorney’s Office announced the young attackers pleaded guilty to assault.
The teens savagely attacked 66-year-old James LeGrand at Shoshone Park in North Buffalo earlier this year, after he tried to break up a fight between two high school students. LeGrand survived the attack. The teens could face up to seven years in prison.
LeGrand told police around 150 kids, mostly Bennett High School students, had gathered in the park and circled around two girls. As the girls fought, four other teens videotaped it.
LeGrand says he tried to break it up. He grabbed his city camera and started photographing the teens, telling them he'd show their principal. That's when the teens turned on him, with LeGrand's beating captured on video. The incident happened May 16.
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