Once again, Chicago trumps St. Louis.
This time the category might be called "horrific teenage beatings caught on film."
While the St. Louis region continues to come to grips with the violent, videotaped beating
of a teenager aboard a Belleville school bus this month, Chicago is dealing with an even more brutal crime.
A newly released video
of a fight last Thursday shows a mob of teenagers beating to death16-year-old Derrion Albert
near Fenger High School in south Chicago.
Warning: Video is extremely graphic.
Today the Chicago police announced that they've charged three teens with Albert's murder.
The state prosecutor charged
Silvanus Shannon, 19; Eric Carson, 16, and Eugene Riley, 18, with one count each of first-degree murder. All three have been charged as adults and were due to a bond hearing today.