By Jim Wallace - bio | email ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Graphic details of a gang initiating beating death emerged from a committal hearing for two of the accused beaters.
Orlando Charlot, Jr. and Yaaeil Shelton are two of the seven men charged with beating Reginald Richardson to death in June.
Prosecutors say all seven are members of the Black Gangsta Disciples and that Richardson died after being "beaten in" to the gang.
WALB News 10 had the only cameras in the courtroom this morning when police testified that Richardson was beaten by up to 12 gang members at the Sand Dunes.
He was later taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The committal hearing was continued because Albany Police were not prepared to proceed.
One of the investigators did not respond to a subpoena and did not show up for court.
©2009 WALB News. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Feedback
Wild Adventures Theme Park is preparing for an eventful Memorial Day weekend.
Dougherty County E-M-S workers are increasingly coming in contact with a drug that could kill them on the job.
Dougherty County health educators this month are celebrating a significant decrease in teen pregnancies over the last decade.
People in Irwin County are working to save an historic park dedicated to Confederate President Jefferson Davis.
Dozens of South Georgians fired off questions and concerns about the proposed Lee County hospital at a summit hosted by the county on Thursday night.