Monday, September 4, 2006


Vigilante mob allegedly beats, kills wrong man

`An angry mob fatally beat a man whom they mistakenly thought was involved in the disappearance of their friend, shortly before police arrested and charged another person in the crime, police said.

Union County Sheriff’s deputies found Tony Lorin Blakeney at his home with serious injuries Friday. He later died at a hospital.

Ten men, ages 16 to 30, were charged with murder in the attack. They were being held without bond until an October 4 court date.

“This is the worst beating attack I’ve ever seen,” Sheriff Eddie Cathey said.’

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