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4 teens under indictment for Bow-Tie Cinema assault
The indictment against a fourth teen-ager, 16-years-old, was unsealed today in Schenectady County Court. He is accused of assault and gang assault, both felonies in this case.
A grand jury indicted the four in connection with the beating of a 46-year-old Glenville man on June 29 at the Bow Tie Cinemas in Schenectady.
Assistant District Attorney Bill Sanderson told CBS6 News the man had a concussion and is still having vision problems and memory loss after being punched and kicked by a group of young people.
"It appears unprovoked," says Sanderson. He says the man told investigators he snapped his fingers once at a couple of kids who had been repeatedly running up and down the movie theater aisle. After the movie ended, Sanderson says the accused are alleged to have assaulted the man and also his teen-aged daughter, who is fifteen. Sanderson says some of the children involved in the incident were also fifteen.
Gang assault can be charged when at least three people are involved in an attack. The charge does not mean defendants are gang members.
Sanderson said the victim in the case had no interest in being interviewed, in part because he's concerned about his daughter having to see some of the defendants at school.