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Boy, 10, Admits Assault On Immigrant

September 26, 2012 by  

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.

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