[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


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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  • by southfl. on Feb 27, 2011 at 09:15 PM
    omg..what is these people thinking when there in action...i dont blame nobody but this world..kids playin the games and they thinks its ok.... to act dumb...hope they all go to jail..
  • by Kevin aka Reality Location: Monticello on Feb 27, 2011 at 07:17 AM
    Im suprised these "kids" were found guilty of anything and werent given cookies and fawned over. Im sick of seeing the good , decent , folk beaten or gunned down in cold blood , and everyone crying "poor misunderstood youth." When I was young , I had to pay dearly for my actions. NOT so today. Thanks SPLC AND ACLU.
  • by Kevin aka Reality Location: Monticello on Feb 27, 2011 at 07:12 AM
    I say if the Devildog was protecting himself and wife and WAS NOT the agressor , then those little ....should be stomped to a pulp. Ive done 2 bids in the Desert , and I dont mind being pushed aside by unfair EEO policies , thats bad enough . But I did not make it through Hell and come back just to be hurt or disposed of by some Crack Dealer or scumbag , while the ACLU shouts poor kids.
  • by G-State Location: Gadsden County on Feb 25, 2011 at 10:28 AM
    The Marine shouldve broke em down!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 25, 2011 at 09:52 AM
    of course, They did go fight over there ohhh, you're talking about the kids, sorry.
  • by Ed Location: Tallahassee on Feb 25, 2011 at 09:51 AM
    Weak little herd animals.
  • by of course on Feb 25, 2011 at 08:34 AM
    Send these idiots over to fight in the wars
  • by Anonymous Location: Tallahassee on Feb 25, 2011 at 07:18 AM
    But they good boys. They musta been prevoked to do sumpin like dat.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 1, 2011 at 01:30 PM
    when in doubt, empty the magazine and ask questions later.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 31, 2010 at 04:01 PM
    Marine should have had his own weapon and took care of business himself. shoot 4 or 5 dead and the rest would have left him alone. thats what I would have done. firearms- better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it!
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