PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The charges against a 19-year-old accused of attacking four people in Washington County have been dropped.
Kayne Jackson was accused of attacking four people walking home from a diner in California Borough, as were two others.
Amanda Como who represented Jackson said, “There was absolutely no testimony that my client Mr. Jackson even so much as touched someone. There was testimony that he was present but mere presence is not enough to sustain any sort of probable cause even for a conspiracy.”
However, in court Monday, it was concluded that witness testimony was inconsistent as to what his involvement was in the attack.
Tyler Yuille, also 19, was also in court, but was held for trial on all charges – except on charges of ethnic intimidation.
Justin Walsh who is representing Yuille said, “Obviously we’re disappointed that the magistrate held the charges for court and my client disputes the facts as they were told here and were gonna continue to fight.”
A 14-year-old boy from Donor was also accused in the assault.
The victims told police they were heading home from a nearby diner when they turned into a dimly-lit area and were attacked, punched and kicked until they were bleeding.
Police think it was a random attack.
Judge Joshua Kanalis denied a motion to reduce Yuille’s bond. He remains in the Washington County Jail.
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