[UPDATE] Marine, Wife Attacked by Teens at Theater in Fla.

By: AP
By: AP

[UPDATE] 2-25 8am -- BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) --

Twin 15-year-olds were found guilty of assault charges stemming from a Christmas night attack on a U.S. Marine and his wife outside a Bradenton movie theater.

Circuit Judge Edward Nicholas said Thursday he will review the
brothers' background before deciding on a penalty in March.

The incident began during a showing of "Little Fockers."
Federico Freire, home on leave from Afghanistan, and his wife,
testified they asked the group of unruly teens to be quiet.

One teen was found guilty of two counts of assault and battery
for punching Kalyn Freire in the jaw, knocking her unconscious, and
for hitting her husband. His brother was charged with one count of
assault and battery for punching the Marine.

An assistant state attorney called the scene at the theater
"chaos."

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MANATEE, Fla. (AP) --

A group of unruly teenagers attacked a 27-year-old Marine and his wife who had asked them to be quiet during a Christmas night showing of "Little Fockers."

The attack happened as the couple left the theater near
Bradenton Saturday night. Authorities say the fight attracted about
300 bystanders.

Federico Freire, home on leave from Afghanistan, says they left
the theater shortly after the teens were asked to leave.

The couple was kicked and punched in the parking lot before a
gun-brandishing witness told the crowd to step back just before
deputies arrived.

Five teens were arrested, including a 17-year-old who struck a
deputy and was stunned by a Taser.

The fracas caused the theater manager to close early.


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