Teen suspect in Vallejo beating charged as adult

February 9, 2010 5:27:32 PM PST
One of two teenagers arrested in last week's mob attack on a Vallejo City worker, was in court Tuesday to be charged as an adult.

17-year old Matthew Hicks' arrest came after Vallejo police reviewed surveillance tape of the attack. The victim suffered a fractured skull, jaw, collarbone and broken teeth.

On Tuesday, Hicks pled not guilty to the assault.

Early Monday, his father, 42-year old Matthew Hicks, was fatally shot in the head outside a Vallejo house.

Investigators are looking for two men in that case. So far, they have no motive.


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