Saturday, November 8, 2014

Tayveon Keaton, Who Intervene And Helped Teens From Bully Back In Hospital

Edu-White, a bully is expected to enter a guilty plea for beating two teens that left a 14-year-old hospitalized with a severe head trauma and endured two surgeries to save his life.

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 8, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - On Thursday, Sarah Fosterling-Keaton, the mother of Tayveon Keaton, 14, posted on her Facebook (FB) account that her son was re-admitted to Children's Hospital, "the concern is neurological problems in the brain due to the extreme trauma. Really could use all those payers again." Only immediate family is allowed to visit him, according to Fosterling-Keaton's posting.
Last May, Tayveon saw Leandre T. Edu-White, 18, of Milwaukee bullying several other teens and intervene, but Edu-White severely beat Tayveon, which resulted in two surgeries for head trauma that saved his life. Edu-White is scheduled to be back in court on Thursday, November 13 and is expected to enter a guilty plea to two felony counts for child abuse and intentionally causing great bodily harm and a second for child abuse with intentionally causing harm in connection with Tayveon's beating on May 8, including a 13-year-old boy. A $3,500 cash bond was set for Edu-White. 
A FB posting of Edu-White's photo in May 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. 
Fosterling-Keaton had posted Edu-White's photo on FB and was seeking help to find the bully. Two FB users (sisters, Toya and Lataysha) saw the alleged suspect and then Lataysha contacted police to turned him in. 
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 head trauma to his head prompting several surgeries. The cost of the medical bills for Tayveon, including doctor bills total nearly $200K.
In October, Tayveon received a package from the Green Bay Packers (GBP) that including a number 88 GBP jersey, a GBP cap, a signed football by the team and other items. Aaron Rodgers also sent him a signed get well card.
On September 4, Tayveon threw the first pitch in the San Louis and Milwaukee Brewers game at Miller Park Stadium.
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, but the case was adjourned for August 11. On August 11, the witness failed to appear and the case against Edu-White was dismissed. 

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