Family: Chicago beating victim was 'good kid'

September 29, 2009 8:44:30 AM PDT
A fourth teenager is due in court after being charged in the fatal beating of a 16-year-old Chicago honors student, who's described by family as a "great kid" who loved school.

Eighteen-year-old Eugene Bailey is one of four people charged with first-degree murder in Derrion Albert's death.

Bailey was due in bond court Tuesday. The other three were ordered held without bond Monday.

Cell phone footage shows a group of teens kicking and striking Albert with splintered railroad ties after the sophomore left school Thursday.

Albert's aunt, Rose Braxton, told CBS' "The Early Show" on Tuesday that her nephew was a "great kid" with an "easy-going temperament." Albert's grandfather, Joseph Walker, added that he doesn't plan to watch the video of the attack because he wasn't there to protect his grandson.


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