VALLEJO—A jury has acquitted three men in the beating of a Vallejo high school basketball player that was caught on school security cameras.
Ray Tili, his twin brother Ron and Kevin Young, all 20, were found not guilty on Friday of assaulting and torturing Bryant Lee outside a gym at Jesse Bethel High School on Jan. 15, 2009.
Prosecutors said the defendants repeatedly punched, kicked and stomped on Lee even after he was subdued.
But the defense argued that Lee, his teammates and three girls started the fight.
Five other people were charged in the attack, including one whose case was heard in juvenile court. Prosecutors asked the judge on Friday to postpone setting a trial date for the remaining four.