On Tuesday, four adolescents from Las Vegas were charged with second-degree murder by prosecutors. Multiple sources have indicated that they are suspected of fatally beating a classmate.
The New York Post reports that the Clark County District Court will hear the cases of four juveniles— Gianni Robinson, Dontral Beaver, Treavion Randolph, and Damien Hernandez —as adults.
The four men were charged with conspiracy to conduct violence resulting in significant bodily injury, according to Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson, as reported by the Las Vegas Review-Journal (LVRJ).
Last week, after Jonathan Lewis Jr.’s death, four persons were detained, according to LVRJ. Ten of Lewis Jr.’s classmates reportedly assaulted him on November 1 following a disagreement involving wireless headphones and, maybe, a vape pen for marijuana, as stated by the police. Once school let out at Rancho High School, the kids planned to go to a nearby alley and pick a fight.
According to Lewis’s family, the 17-year-old was defending a buddy from bullies.
Six days after the attack, Lewis died in the hospital from blunt force injuries.
Lewis Jr. passed away after suffering injuries while hospitalized.
The police allegedly have footage of the alleged fatal confrontation, according to LVRJ.
Nine persons have been detained, and one is still at large. Several individuals, including Robinson, Randolph, Beaver, and Hernandez, are facing murder charges. The police are requesting the public’s help in locating the last teen. Images extracted from the footage have been made public to assist in the identifying procedure.
The four suspects are detained pending a bail hearing; they made their court appearance on Friday.
The lack of premeditation before the assault led the prosecution to accuse the four adolescents who appeared in court on Tuesday of second-degree murder.
Juvenile justice will continue to handle the cases of the other four pupils since they are all under the age of sixteen.
“We didn’t believe that there was that advanced premeditation,” Wolfson said after reviewing the material with colleagues and detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department yesterday.