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4 youths held in skateboard beating of man

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Southern California authorities say a man remains in critical condition after he was beaten nearly to death by skateboard-wielding attackers.

Huntington Beach police Lt. Mitchell O'Brien says the 25-year-old man suffered life-threatening head injuries during Friday night's attack and four teenagers could face attempted murder charges. All four are on probation for previous crimes.

O'Brien says the man and his girlfriend intervened in a fight between two groups at a crowded skate park.

The skateboarders then turned on the couple. O'Brien says the man was chased to a coin laundry across the street and beaten with skateboards.

O'Brian tells City News Service that four youths, ages 14 to 16, were booked at Juvenile Hall on suspicion of attempted murder and three others are being sought.

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Information from: The Orange County Register, http://www.ocregister.com


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