Teen Indicted in Attempted Drowning Incident with Racial Overtones on Cape Cod

A 14-year-old boy has been indicted on charges of attempted murder and assault following an incident in Massachusetts. The event occurred at Goose Pond in Chatham on July 19. Cape and Islands District Attorney Robert Galibois detailed that the boy, upon meeting a young Black male, threatened him with a stone and directed a racial slur at him.

Despite expressing his inability to swim, the Black youth entered the water wearing a life vest, accompanied by the 14-year-old and another juvenile. In the water, the accused attempted to drown the victim by forcibly pulling on his life vest, with the third juvenile mockingly referencing “George Floyd” during the ordeal.

The situation concluded when a beachgoer intervened. The 14-year-old, previously known to the court but not named due to his age, was held without bail. He is set to appear in court again on Sept. 13.

Chris Morris
Author: Chris Morris

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