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SeMo Teen Attacked with Own Prosthetic Leg

SEPTEMBER 6, 2006 - Posted at 10:01 p.m. CDT

 

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO - A southeast Missouri teenager is recovering after being attacked with his own prosthetic leg.

Michael Williams of Cape Girardeau was attacked around 1 a.m. Sunday in an apartment complex parking lot.  Police say two other teens in a car pulled alongside Williams, an 18-year-old who is missing half his right arm and wears a prosthetic leg due to a birth defect.

One of the teens grabbed Williams' prosthetic leg and hit him with it.

Because the attack was apparently motivated by Williams' disability, police characterize it as a hate crime.

Alexander Harris, 17, faces felony assault charges.  The other teen, a 16-year-old boy, faces juvenile charges.

Williams had lip, jaw and neck injuries but no broken bones.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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