2 men charged with assaulting disabled man will seek plea deal

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) -- Two men accused of assaulting a suburban Detroit man with cerebral palsy and recording it on his cellphone are looking for a plea bargain.

   Nikey Walker and Shadeed Bey waived their right to a key hearing Tuesday, a move that sends the case to Oakland County Circuit Court. Defense attorney Mitch Ribitwer says the video is a significant piece of evidence.

   Ribitwer, who represents Bey, says the strategy might be "damage control and trying to get the best possible" plea deal.  

   The 20-year-old suspects are charged with assault and other crimes at a Pontiac apartment building on Nov. 29. Investigators say they posted video of the assault on the victim's Facebook page.


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