Edu-White had attempted to be declared incompetent to stand trial for severely beating a 14-year-old teen and a 13-year-old boy in May.
By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
February 17, 2015
Milwaukee, WI – On Monday, a Milwaukee County Judge Daniel L. Konkol declared Leandre T. Edu-White, 18, competent to stand trial for the May 8, 2014 after school beating of Tayveon Keaton, 14, including a 13-year-old boy. Edu-White was charged with two felony counts for child abuse and intentionally causing great bodily harm and a second for child abuse with intentionally causing harm. He is facing up to 40 years in prison and $100K in fines for the first count and second, Edu-White is facing up to 6 years in prison and $10K in fines, if he is convicted on both counts.
A cash bail of $3,500 was set for Edu-White and remains in custody unable to post bail. Edu-White’s next court appearance is on February 26 for a conference hearing.
In May 2014, Tayveon saw Edu-White of Milwaukee bullying several other teens and intervene, but Edu-White turned on Tayveon and severely beat him, which resulted in several surgeries for head trauma that saved his life. So far, Tayveon’s medical bills have added to more than $200K.
Edu-White also beat a 13-year-old boy, according to the criminal complaint.
Edu-White was also charged in March of 2014 with misdeamenor battery and was out on a $250 signature bond pending a final pre-trial on August 4, but the case was adjourned for August 11. On August 11, 2014, the witness failed to appear and the case against Edu-White was dismissed.