2nd person charged in Elgin teen's death

April 7, 2010 8:44:23 AM PDT
A 16-year-old has been charged with murder in the November death of Elgin teenager John Keyes.Keyes was struck by a car and then beaten.

Lacorbek Benion is now charged along with his mother, Timera Branch, with first-degree murder.

Kane County investigators say Branch intentionally drove a car into Keyes, crushing the 17-year-old's body against a building. Benion allegedly beat Keyes to death with a baseball bat while he was pinned by the car.

If convicted, Branch and Benion could be sentenced to life in prison.


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