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1/17/06-Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Third Teen Arrested In Homeless Beatings

Police investigating a series of attacks on homeless men in South Florida have arrested a third suspect.

Eighteen-year-old William Ammons has been charged with aggravated battery. Two other teens surrendered over the weekend. On Monday, a judge ordered 17-year-old Thomas Daugherty held without bond for 21 days. The judge also ordered a mental exam for the teen. A hearing for 18-year-old Brian Hooks will be Tuesday.

Daugherty and Hooks are charged in two beating attacks in Fort Lauderdale last week. One of the victims died. Surveillance video shows two youths beating a man with what appear to be baseball bats.

The Miami Herald reports Ammons is accused of taking part in one of the attacks but not the fatal one.

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