Man charged in beating death of Durand teen - WNEM TV 5

Man charged in beating death of Durand teen

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BURTON, MI (WNEM) -

A local teen died after being brutally beaten in Genesee County on Aug. 20, 2013.

Burton Police said 17-year-old Benjamin Tatro had been on life support before passing away.

Police said the victim was at a house party on the 1400 block of Carman Street in Burton when a fight broke out and he was brutally beaten by several men. He was transported to an area hospital where he underwent surgery for his injuries. He was then placed on life support. On Aug. 28, Tatro succumbed to the injuries he sustained from the assault.

Rickey Zinn II, 23, has been charged with open murder in the beating.

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