Teen Who Laughed While Punching A Boy With Brass Knuckles Faces Justice

Lauren Freeman

Journalist

On May 31, 2016, a 16-year-old Kane Millsaps had the bright idea of putting on brass knuckles and sucker punching a 12-year-old child to the ground. Then he continued to punch him while he was on the ground. Congrats, now Millsaps faces up to 20 years in prison. Not even his attorney can deny that this is some sick stuff. “The video is disturbing,” the attorney Frank Shaw said. “It caused me, like everyone else that saw it, a good bit of discomfort.”

The 12-year-old victim suffered broken teeth, a cut on his neck, and a bruised right eye - a relatively lucky result of such a brutal assault. Meanwhile, the video of the attack as the evidence that Millsaps felt no remorse about it has led to him being charged as an adult. A conviction of first degree battery may send him to prison for 20 years. “If he gets the maximum sentence, which I hope he doesn’t, he’ll get out when he is 36 years old,” Shaw claims.

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Millsaps' mom said her son dealt with mental issues, which should grant him leniency: he has already spent a year and a half in a juvenile detention center for previous fights. “It’s my opinion that this is an untreated 16-year-old who needs help,” the attorney said.

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