PHILADELPHIA, (UPI) — A 10-year-old Philadelphia boy apologized to a Vietnamese woman as he admitted breaking into her apartment and beating her, officials said.
The boy remains in custody, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported. Family Court Administrative Judge Kevin Dougherty delayed a decision on whether to place him in a juvenile facility until Oct. 5.
During Tuesday’s hearing, the boy admitted he entered Minh Tran’s apartment with his 7-year-old brother and a 20-year-old man. A prosecutor said the three beat Tran, hit her with sticks and robbed her of $20 and jewelry.
A neighbor found Tran kneeling in her yard in tears.
After the apology, Tran told the court through an interpreter that she accepted it.