SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The younger of two teenage suspects accused in a beating death in Syracuse has been sentenced.
The 13-year-old boy received 18 months confinement, the same sentence as his co-defendant, who was 15 at the time.
The two attacked Michael Daniels outside a store at the corner of West Brighton Avenue and Cannon Street on May 23rd. The 13-year-old said he and his friends were playing a street game called "knockout." He started the fatal beating by throwing the first punch, which apparently had little to no effect, but the follow-up from a 16-year-old boy caused bleeding in Daniel's brain and he died in late May.
The names of the boys were never released because of their age.