Teen Attacked with Own Prosthetic Leg

1 decade 3 years 1 month ago Wednesday, September 06 2006 Sep 6, 2006 Wednesday, September 06, 2006 1:00:44 PM CDT September 06, 2006 in News
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CAPE GIRARDEAU - A southeast Missouri teenager is recovering after being attacked with his own prosthetic leg. Michael Williams of Cape Girardeau was attacked around 1 am Sunday in an apartment complex parking lot. Police say two other teens in a car pulled alongside Williams, an 18-year-old who is missing half his right arm and wears a prosthetic leg due to a birth defect. One of the teens grabbed Williams' prosthetic leg and hit him with it. Because the attack was apparently motivated by Williams' disability, police characterize it as a hate crime. Seventeen-year-old Alexander Harris faces felony assault charges. The other teen, a 16-year-old boy, faces juvenile charges. Williams had lip, jaw and neck injuries but no broken bones.

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