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Teen Faces Hearing in Mob Attack on Motorist

Teen Faces Hearing in Mob Attack on Motorist
Posted April 12th, 2014 @ 7:18am

A Detroit teen faces a court hearing in the mob attack on a suburban motorist who stopped to help a child struck by his pickup truck.

The hearing is scheduled Saturday morning in the Wayne County Juvenile Detention Center.

The 16-year-old is charged with assault and ethnic intimidation. Four men -- ages 17 to 30 -- were arraigned on attempted murder and assault charges.

Police were investigating if the April 2 attack on Steve Utash was racially motivated. Utash of Clinton Township is white. His attackers are black.

Utash was beaten by at least six people when he checked on 10-year-old David Harris who stepped into the path of his truck on the city's east side.

Utash remains in critical condition. Harris was treated for a leg and other injuries.

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