- Associated Press - Saturday, October 10, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The western Pennsylvania trial of five men accused of beating a black man and pushing him onto subway tracks in Pittsburgh has been scheduled for Feb. 16.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (https://bit.ly/1L4T9MU ) reports that 21-year-old Ryan Kyle is charged in Allegheny County with attempted homicide, aggravated assault and ethnic intimidation in what prosecutors allege was a racially-motivated attack.

Police say surveillance footage shows Kyle tossing Kevin Lockett off the Wood Street station platform following a May 30 Kenny Chesney concert at Heinz Field. Lockett climbed back onto the platform, but prosecutors said he was then punched in the head until he was unconscious and the men stole his cooler.

Twenty-three-year-old Christopher LaPlace, 21-year-old Matthew LaPlace, 21-year-old Kenneth Gault and 21-year-old David Depretis were charged with aggravated assault, robbery and disorderly conduct.

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Information from: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, https://pghtrib.com


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