Teens Accused of Killing Derrion Albert Plead Not Guilty | NBC Chicago

Teens Accused of Killing Derrion Albert Plead Not Guilty



    Eugene Riley (L), Silvanus Shannon (C) and Eugene Bailey (R) are each charged with the first degree murder of 16-year-old Derrion Albert. Not pictured is Eric Carson, 16.

    Three of the four teenagers charged in the beating death of Chicago honor student Derrion Albert pleaded not-guilty this afternoon.

    Nineteen-year-old Silvonus Shannon, 18-year-old Eugene Riley and 16-year-old Eric Carson have been indicted on murder charges and mob action for their alleged roles in the Sept. 24 beating, which was caught on a amateur video tape.

    The graphic footage shows the 16-year-old Christian Fenger Academy High School student being hit with boards, kicked and punched as he lay on a sidewalk.

    The footage allegedly shows Carson hitting Albert across the head with a railroad tie. Shannon, a Fenger student, and Riley gave videotaped confessions, Asst. State's Atty. Jodi Peterson.

    Judge Nicholas Ford accepted the pleas and set a Dec. 9 status hearing.

    A fourth teen has been charged as a juvenile with murder. His name has not been released.