Norwalk boy, 17, found guilty of robbing boy of bike

Cary Ashby • Jun 25, 2010 at 7:29 PM

A 17-year-old Norwalk boy was found guilty of robbery after a bench trial Tuesday in Huron County Juvenile Court.

The defendant originally was charged with two counts of robbery in connection with a May 6 incident. The boy, who was found guilty of one of the second-degree felonies if committed by an adult, has been in custody at the Erie County Juvenile Justice Center since the offense.

"It was two charges out of the same incident. The judge found him delinquent of the most serious incident," court administrator Chris Mushett said.

"He basically stole a bike from a kid and shot the kid with a BB gun," Mushett said.

The details of the victim's injuries or how he's doing was unknown.

"It (the trial) lasted most of the afternoon. ... A series of witnesses testified," Mushett said.

The same defendant is accused of posting a "how-to" robbery video on his MySpace page, according to a local news report. Mushett, when asked about the incident, said it reportedly happened and the story broke after the unrelated May 6 robbery.

"He was never charged with the MySpace thing," Mushett explained.

The disposition hearing for the May 6 robbery hasn't been scheduled.

"The court is waiting for a report from his psychiatrist," Mushett said.

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