Sunday, June 15, 2014

Edu-White Charged With Two Counts Of Intentional Child Abuse In Milwaukee

Leandre T. Edu-White and Tayveon Keaton

Alleged bully charged in connection with the beating of two teens that left a 14-year-old hospitalized with a severe head injury and underwent two surgeries to save his life.

By H. Nelson Goodson
June 15, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - Last Wednesday,  Leandre T. Edu-White, 18, of Milwaukee was charged with two felony counts, one for child abuse and intentionally causing great bodily harm and a second for child abuse with intentionally causing harm in connection with the severe head beating of Tayveon Keaton, 14, on May 8, including a 13-year-old boy. A $3,500 cash bond was set for Edu-White. A Facebook (FB) posting of Edu-White's photo led to his arrest. At the time, Keaton's family didn't know who the suspect was, but posted his photo, which eventually led to his identity. 
Sarah Fosterling-Keaton posted Edu-White's photo who had beat her son in the head and another victim. Two FB users (sisters, Toya and Lataysha) saw the alleged suspect and then Lataysha contacted police to turned him in. 
Keaton's son, Tayveon has had several head surgeries, with one in recent days at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Tayveon is slowly recovering, according to Sarah.
Last May, Tayveon and a 13-year-old friend were walking from school near Highway 100 and W. Oklahoma Ave. when they noticed Edu-White bullying some kids. When Tayveon spoke against the bullying, Edu-White beat Tayveon and his friend. Tayveon suffered severe trauma to his head prompting surgery and has remained in the hospital since May.
Edu-White was also charged in March with misdeamenor battery and was out on a $250 signature bond pending a final pre-trial on August 4.

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