Teen Who Attacked Fort Worth Pizza Deliveryman Faces Prison

FORT WORTH (AP) – A teenager who robbed and attacked a pizza deliveryman with a baseball bat could finish serving his 40-year sentence in a Texas prison.

The teen is to appear in a Fort Worth juvenile court Tuesday. But the matter is unrelated to the man’s death about a year after he was attacked.

The hearing was called by the Texas Youth Commission. It has housed the teen since he was sentenced last year after pleading guilty to aggravated robbery.

Under certain sentencing rules, teens who cause problems can be transferred to state prison to serve their full sentence — instead of being released from a Texas juvenile facility when they’re 19.

Prosecutors have not decided whether to charge the teen in connection with the death of Fred Rein, who passed away in December of 2010 from complications of blunt trauma to his head and brain due to the assault dur­ing the rob­bery.

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  1. TERESA says:

    FRED WAS AS EASY GOING AND AS GOOD A MAN TO EVERYONE WHO KNEW HIM. THE SECOND CRIME WOULD BE IF THIS PERSON DIDN’T GO TO PRISON. THAT FAMILY DESERVES JUSTICE. AND THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE IN FORT WORTH WHO MISS THIS MAN AND COULD TELL YOU MANY KIND WORDS ABOUT HIM. I KNOW THEY HAVE TO MISS THAT SMILE AND HIS KNIDNESS AS I DO……….

  2. Steve says:

    40 years? Sounds like a candidate for the death penalty to me. He beat him wi th a bat! How horrific is that. It’s a lot easier to pull a trigger, takes a real psychopath to beat someone nearly to death.
    Fry the f@#$er!

  3. darrell says:

    it should be either finish out his full sentence in prison or put him on trial for capitol murder. the last year of his victims life seems to have been full of pain and sorrow. his family has had a year to watch him suffer until he died. this man needs to know pain the rest of his life, death sentence is too good for him. he needs to suffer, he earned it, he deserves it.

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