2 plead not guilty to Menlo College beatings

April 8, 2009 9:42:40 AM PDT
Two men in their early 20s pleaded not guilty in San Mateo County Superior Court Tuesday morning to felony charges in connection with the severe beating of two Menlo College students in January.

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Benjamin Kain-Williams, 20, and Darrell Allen Willis, 24, are charged with one count of felony assault and one count of felony battery causing serious bodily injury. Willis is also charged with one count of misdemeanor battery, according to Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.

A verbal fight initially broke out at a Menlo Park restaurant the night of Jan. 29, Wagstaffe said.

Several hours later, the college students and suspects bumped into each other and continued arguing loudly, according to Wagstaffe.

Kain-Williams and Willis allegedly beat the college students. One student suffered from a fractured skull, and the other sustained serious injuries as well, Wagstaffe said.

Kain-Williams and Willis were arrested shortly thereafter. They remain out of custody on $25,000 bail bonds and are scheduled to return to court May 4 for a preliminary hearing.

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