Two charged with hate crime in beating of teen

Two charged with hate crime in beating of teen

Two charged with hate crime in beating of teen

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by Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on September 22, 2010 at 9:46 AM

Updated Wednesday, Sep 22 at 9:46 AM

SEATTLE - Two men are accused of committing a hate crime in the robbery and beating of a Seattle teen.

Ahmed Mohamed and Jonathan Baquiring have each been charged with first-degree robbery and malicious harassment, the state's hate crime statute.

Baquiring was arrested Tuesday evening; police are looking for Mohamed.

Court documents filed this week in King County Superior Court indicate 16-year-old Shane McClellan says he was walking home from a party early on May 25 when two men asked him for a light. He told police the two robbed him and beat him for four hours, whipping him with his own belt.

According to a police report, the two men, one black and one Filipino, made comments like, "How do you like it, white boy?" and "This is for enslaving our people."

Court papers say a police officer later encountered two men with dried blood on their hands and took samples.

The state crime lab recently reported the blood matched McClellan's DNA.

 

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