Man Arrested in Mob Beating Death
Oct. 09, 2002
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MILWAUKEE (AP) _ A 32-year-old man sought in the mob beating death of a Milwaukee man was in custody on reckless homicide charges, police said Tuesday.
Antonio Albert, of Milwaukee, was transferred to Wisconsin Tuesday from a jail in Indiana, where he was arrested Sunday, authorities said. Police in South Bend, Ind., arrested Albert at a pay phone after receiving a tip about his whereabouts.
Albert is being charged with first-degree reckless homicide in the Sept. 29 beating of Charlie Young.
A mob made up mostly of boys bludgeoned the 36-year-old man with broomsticks, folding chairs and a milk crate on Sept. 29. Authorities said the bloodshed began when a boy hit Young with an egg and he responded by punching a 14-year-old in the mouth and knocking out a tooth. Young died Oct. 1.
In all, prosecutors have charged 11 boys and two men in Young's death.