DAYTON (AP) — A 17-year-old Ohio boy convicted on charges of attacking and robbing two men as part of the so-called “knockout game” could face up to 16 years in prison when he’s sentenced next month.
Prosecutors in southwest Ohio’s Montgomery County say the former Stivers High School student on Tuesday was convicted as an adult of two counts of robbery. He and two other teens were charged in attacks on homeless men in Dayton last spring.
Prosecutors say the defendants attacked the victims with the intention of knocking them out with a single punch. The two other suspects, ages 14 and 15, also are charged with robbery.
Police were alerted when a teacher at the school saw a video of the attack on a student’s cell phone.
Sentencing is Sept. 9.