Two teenagers have been arrested in a senseless knockout game attack that led to the death of a Louisiana native. Windall Herring, 19, and an unnamed 15-year-old were arrested earlier this week for their attack on 55-year-old John Bannon. Bannon passed away last week from injuries related to the attack including a fractured skull and brain hemorrhaging.
Several witnesses told police that Herring and the other boy fled the scene after throwing the fatal punch. “The suspects were having a conversation about ‘who could hit the hardest’ when suddenly the victim was observed walking in close proximity to their location,” said Baton Rouge spokesman Cpl. Don Coppola Jr. ”It was decided at that moment by the suspects that they were going to target the victim together and intentionally strike him with their fist to determine who in fact could hit the victim the hardest.”
Herring has also been charged with contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile and is being held on $110,000 bail. However, it remains unclear whether the 15-year-old will be tried as a minor or an adult if convicted on any charges.
Earlier this month, a teenager was sentenced to 27 years behind bars for his role in the knockout game death of a disabled man. Chicago teenager Nicholas Ayala, 18, pleaded guilty to murder and robbery in the death of disabled 62-year-old Delfino Mora. The incident took place in July 2012 and Ayala had been incarcerated while waiting for trial.
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