19-year-old bully has pleaded guilty in the beating of a 14-year-old teenager in 2014.
By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
June 24, 2015
Milwaukee, WI – Leandre T. Edu-White, 19, pleaded guilty to two felony counts for child abuse and intentionally causing harm for the May of 2014 brutal beating of Tayveon Keaton, then 14. Keaton ended in the hospital and went through several surgeries due to severe head injuries.
Edu-White is facing up to six years in prison and $10K in fines on each count. Edu-White was facing up to 46 years in prison on both charges, but pled guilty after the stiffer charge was revised from 40 to 6 years penalty upon a conviction.
Edu-White will be back in court for sentencing on August 3.
In May 2014, Tayveon after school 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.
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.