Two teens plead guilty to assault on restaurant owner

16-year-old boys admit to brutally beating and robbing Yong Kim

News out of Michigan... Last week in Ann Arbor, two 16-year-old boys pleaded guilty to robbery and assault charges in the brutal assault on an elderly restaurant owner outside his business last summer.

Teens admit to severely beating Ann Arbor restaurant owner with milk crate

Antonio Young and Carmichael Chavis, who were arrested in September, admitted that they attacked 74-year-old Yong Kim, owner of Mary's Fabulous Chicken and Fish, while he was walking to his car. They punched, kicked and beat Kim with a plastic milk crate before robbing him and running away with his wallet.

Young and Chavis admitted they beat and robbed Kim while he was walking to his car near his restaurant, Mary's Fabulous Chicken and Fish located at 3220 Packard Road, the night of Aug. 26.

Young admitted he used a plastic milk crate to beat the restaurant owner. Chavis acknowledge he punched and kicked Kim before reaching into Kim's pocket and taking his wallet.

Kim suffered two large cuts on the top of his head, requiring about 20 staples, and had extensive damage to his face and neck from the assault.

Young and Chavis each pleaded guilty to charges of armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery and assault with intent to commit great bodily harm less than murder. They could each serve up to 25 years in prison. A sentencing hearing is set for February 26.

Meanwhile, Kim has recovered and says he forgives the boys. In an interview with The Ann Arbor News last month, he said, "I'm not angry, just sad they learned to do bad things early. It's a society problem."

More here: After brutal attack, Ann Arbor restaurant owner looks to 'start fresh' in 2015

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