Long Beach beating death suspect to appear in court

September 8, 2011 5:16:09 AM PDT
A Chicago teen is expected to be arraigned Thursday morning in northwest Indiana.

James Malecek, 19, is charged in the July death of Kevin Kennelly, Jr., 17, of Chicago. The two teens got into a brawl and Kennelly died of his injuries two days later. The families of both teenagers have homes in Long Beach, Mich.

A trial date could also be set Thursday. Malecek is free on bond.