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2 found guilty in attack during H.S. house party

Charges stem from an incident in March 2009

Two men have been found guilty of misdemeanor charges in an attack in Pleasanton last year that left the victim beaten and unconscious.

Devon Fergusson and Devin Kettle were convicted in a jury trial Thursday of a single count each of battery resulting in serious bodily injury. The charges stem from a high school house party in which Dublin high schooler Brandon Tahtaras was beaten after a dispute over a broken beer bottle.

Alameda County Assistant District Attorney Teresa Drenick said the five men jumped and beat Tahtaras; information about the other three allegedly involved in the beating was not available.

Sentencing for Fergusson and Kettle is set for Aug. 23.

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Posted by Mike
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Aug 3, 2010 at 4:04 pm

Why is an assault that leaves the victim unconscious a misdemeanor rather than a felony?


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Posted by Teri
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 3, 2010 at 4:21 pm

PW...how about posting information about where the host parents were during this time? Serious questions should be asked of them as they are accountable for the actions in their home.


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Aug 3, 2010 at 8:25 pm

Why not just send them back to the country of their ancestors!


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Posted by SteveP
a resident of Parkside
on Aug 4, 2010 at 9:00 am

SteveP is a registered user.

chola---you first. Scurry back under that border fence and rejoin your comprades and see if you can practice free speech in your homeland.


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Posted by william
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Aug 5, 2010 at 5:42 pm

i watched the trial both young men were white...


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Posted by mark
a resident of another community
on Aug 5, 2010 at 8:07 pm

PW deleted this post already once. On one occasion, cholo claimed that he/she was a Zionist Jew. That is what the evidence suggest also. Why would this post be deleted? What kind of scam is cholo and PW playing here?






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Posted by mark
a resident of another community
on Aug 5, 2010 at 8:12 pm

Of course the answer to that is a Zionist Scam.


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Posted by Anon
a resident of Dublin
on Aug 9, 2010 at 9:58 pm

Pics or it didn't happen...


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Posted by Linda
a resident of Dublin
on Aug 14, 2010 at 11:32 am

(Post removed by Pleasanton Weekly Online staff as innuendo, hearsay or specific accusatory information unsupported by facts.)


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Posted by s.s.b
a resident of Dublin
on Oct 20, 2010 at 6:10 pm

So I would like to say that this is a lie. I know both of these boys and what truly happen. They were not only falsely accused but also falsely convicted for not mentioning the two boys who are actually responsible for this "crime".


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Posted by inl
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 21, 2010 at 10:48 am

actually, if they didn't do it, but witnessed the crime and know who did it, aren't they in fact committing a crime by not coming forward with the names of those responsible?


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Posted by s.s.b
a resident of Dublin
on Oct 26, 2010 at 4:16 pm

pleading the 5th. they dont have to say and even if they did the da and judge didnt care or listen


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