Teen held in attack on vet will be tried as adult

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A 16-year-old Fresno boy accused in the beating and robbery of a World War II veteran will be charged as an adult.

The Fresno Bee reports (http://bit.ly/1n155ko ) Keith Scott appeared in court Wednesday wearing handcuffs and leg irons.

After pleading not guilty to elder abuse, home invasion and attempted burglary charges, Scott was returned to the county's Juvenile Justice Campus where he is being held in lieu of $405,000 bail.

Authorities say Scott and two other boys, one 12 and one 15, broke into the home of Josef Martin in October. The group held the 92-year-old at gunpoint, struck him in the face and threw him in a closet as they stole jewelry and cash, according to authorities.

Outside court, Scott's attorney, Robert Lamanuzzi, said his client is remorseful.

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Information from: The Fresno Bee, http://www.fresnobee.com