No charges in boy's burning

July 3, 2009 8:32:34 AM PDT
No charges will be filed against three teenagers who allegedly set a 9-year-old boy on fire. Joshua Judkins was playing with the older boys in a wooded area in Hammond last month.

The third-grader told police one of the teens doused him with rubbing alcohol and lit him on fire.

The three boys turned themselves in to police. Four days after, Judkins was hospitalized with severe burns.

The teens claim it was an accident. The boy's family calls it a hate crime because the teens are white and Joshua is black


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