Monday, November 8, 2010
Black teen beaten to death by other black teens
An 18-year-old beaten and stomped to death at a house party simply walked by his attackers at the wrong time, Douglas County Sheriff Phil Miller said. Bobby Tillman, of Douglasville, died before he could be transported to the hospital, Miller said. Four people have been arrested in connection with the teen's death. The four arrested were identified as Quantez Devonta Mallory, Horace Damon Coleman, Emmanuel Benjamin Boykins and Tracen Lamar Franklin. What started out as a small party at a home on Independence Drive ended up with between 60 and 80 people, Miller said. The parents asked the party-goers to leave, and a fight began between two girls outside the home, Miller said. One of the females hit a male, who said he wouldn't hit a girl but would hit the next male that walked by, Miller said. The 5-feet-6 inch, 124 pound Tillman was the next male. Tillman was still breathing as deputies arrived at the scene, Miller said. Deputies administered CPR to the teen, who did not survive.