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4th teen charged in beating death of student
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Published: 9/29/2009 12:04 AM

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A fourth teenager has been charged in the in the beating death last week of a 16-year-old Chicago honor roll student on his way home from school.

The Cook County State's Attorney's office announced late Monday that first-degree murder charges have been filed against 18-year-old Eugene Bailey.

State's attorney spokeswoman Tandra Simonton refused to reveal more about Bailey, saying her office will do so during his appearance in bond court on Tuesday.

A Thursday melee captured on a cell phone video shows a group striking 16-year-old Derrion Albert, a sophomore at Christian Fenger Academy High School, with boards and kicking him as he lay on a sidewalk.

Earlier Monday, prosecutors charged 19-year-old Silvonus Shannon, 18-year-old Eugene Riley, and 16-year-old Eric Carson with first-degree murder. They were ordered held without bond.