Orange County deputies arrest teenagers accused of brutally beating trio of Marines in San Clemente


Deputies in San Clemente have arrested multiple teenagers accused of brutally beating three Marines over the weekend.

The city's Mayor Chris Duncan announced that Orange County Sheriff's Department charged nine juveniles connected to the beating. Five of the suspects were charged with assault with a deadly weapon and admitted to juvenile hall. The four others were charged with misdemeanor assault and battery.

"They typically don't take juveniles into custody for misdemeanors," said Duncan. "They will go through the process out of custody."

Duncan said that deputies have apprehended the main suspects connected to the case.

"They think they have the people they are looking for," said Duncan. "Not to say that there might not be a few others out there. They feel pretty confident that they have the main perpetrators."

The Marines said they were walking along the pier at about 9:50 p.m. Saturday when they asked a group of teens to stop shooting off fireworks. Hunter Antonino, one of the self-identified Marines who was attacked, said the trio was "stomped on" and beaten up by the circle of assailants.... (Read more)

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