MEDIA, Pa. (CBS) — The seven Upper Darby teens charged with bullying a 13-year-old on videotape returned to juvenile court in Media.
Five took a plea bargain to lesser charges, one saw his case thrown out, while the final defendant will go on trial next week. (see related story)READ MORE: Brotherly Love: Zummo Bike Donating Refurbished Bikes To Montgomery County Kids For Seven Years Strong
The lone holdout, a 17-year-old, insists he never laid a hand on the victim last month.
“There is also video graphic evidence that shows my client helping the alleged victim by pulling him off one of the suspects from this case,” said David DiPasqua (right), his public defender.READ MORE: Only Part Of MLK Drive Will Reopen To Vehicles On Wednesday Due To Bridge Repairs
That teen remains in custody, as do the five who agreed to “admissions” as they’re called in juvenile court, misdemeanors of false imprisonment, reckless endangerment and simple assault.
Judge Kathrynann Durham scheduled “disposition” hearings to determine their punishment for February 22nd. But one defendant insisted he only recorded the incident, and the victim agreed, that specific case was dismissed. The youth, and his family, declined comment as they left for home together.
Reported by David Madden. KYW NewsradioMORE NEWS: Upper Merion School District: Teachers, Staff Must Be Vaccinated Against COVID-19 Or Routinely Get Tested