Bail revoked for subway attack suspect

April 29, 2009 6:30:54 AM PDT
A judge has revoked the bail of one of five teenagers charged in a fatal attack on a Philadelphia subway platform. Prosecutors say 17-year-old Arthur Alston punched a fellow student April 21 at Delaware Valley High School, a private alternative school in Northeast Philadelphia that Alston began attending after being placed on house arrest.

Alston faces third-degree murder and conspiracy charges in the attack on 36-year-old Starbucks manager Sean Patrick Conroy on March 26, 2008. Conroy died afterward of an asthma attack.

A judge granted a request Tuesday by the district attorney's office to revoke Alston's bail, saying he had been given a chance under house arrest and had forfeited that privilege.

Alton will remain in custody until he goes on trial Aug. 17.

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