DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio judge has ruled that the first of three teen suspects involved in the alleged attacks of homeless men in the so-called “knockout game” will be tried as an adult.
Prosecutors said the former Stivers High School student was the leader in two separate incidents in which two teens attacked homeless men in Dayton. Police were alerted when a teacher at the school saw a video of the attack on a student’s cell phone, recorded it on her phone and reported it to administrators.
Police say they were inspired by the “knockout game,” when assailants attempt to knock out random victims with a single punch and often place video of the assault online.
The Dayton Daily News (http://bit.ly/1ijRSkO) reports a judge made the determination following a hearing Monday.
Information from: Dayton Daily News,