Suspect to stand trial in blind man’s beating

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A Philadelphia man has been ordered to stand trial for the alleged attack of a blind man in broad daylight, an assault that was caught on a surveillance camera.

The camera on a Germantown street corner captured video of the 33-year-old man being beaten unconscious last October as bystanders looked on.

KYW-AM said a judge on Thursday ordered 29-year-old Mustafa Guyton to be tried on aggravated assault and related charges.

The blind man told police he was walking with his guide cane around noontime when another man approached and struck him, knocking him to the ground and kicking him repeatedly.

The defendant told police he didn’t know the man was blind and believed him to be part of a group that had attacked him the previous month.


Information from: KYW-AM,

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