Unlike Martin, who died two years earlier, Woosely's death received virtually no national media attention. And unlike Martin, Woosly was not killed in self defense.
Rather, the unarmed Caleb Woosley was accosted by four urban savages in a Richmond, Indiana alley and beaten to death with baseball bats. His apparent offense was being white.
Three of the four alleged attackers have been tried for their crime. The fourth, Deandre Plant, 21, begins in Richmond today, Dec. 7, 2015.
There are no riots by whites demanding 'justice for Caleb.
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The final of four co-defendants in the 2014 killing of a Richmond teenager goes on trial Monday.
The murder trial of Deandre Plant, 21, of Richmond begins at 9 a.m. with Judge Charles Todd Jr. presiding in Wayne County Superior Court I.
Plant is accused of helping beat to death Caleb Woosley, 17, with aluminum baseball bats. Woosley's body was found in a north-side alley early on May 18, 2014.
Three Richmond teenagers already have been convicted for roles in the killing.
Michael D. Pruitt, 18, reached a plea agreement with the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office that sentenced him to 45 years in prison and 10 years of probation after he pleaded guilty to murder. Pruitt admitted to supplying the baseball bats and to serving as a lookout during the beating of Woosley, but he said he did not strike the victim.
A Wayne County jury convicted Kore Z. Buchanan, 18, of murder, and Todd sentenced him to 58 years in prison and two years of probation. Buchanan was accused of beating Woosley, who was a childhood friend.
David A. Maish, 19, pleaded guilty to Class C felony assisting a criminal, admitting he helped his co-defendants by providing latex gloves before the killing and by helping them clean up afterward. He has testified that he refused to go with the others when Woosley was killed.
Maish was sentenced to eight years in prison with six years suspended to probation, which required him to provide full and truthful testimony in court proceedings against the other co-defendants. Maish currently is serving a 180-day jail sentence for contempt of court during Buchanan's trial, in which Todd said Maish exhibited poor behavior and disrespect on the witness stand.
The Wayne County Probation Department has filed to revoke Maish's probation, saying Maish did not provide full and truthful testimony. A trial is scheduled for Feb. 16 on the revocation issue.
All four co-defendants are in the Wayne County Jail. Pruitt and Buchanan were returned to the jail Thursday by the Indiana Department of Correction in preparation for Plant's trial.
Buchanan has filed a motion that he intends to invoke his right against self-incrimination during trial testimony. He did not testify during his own trial.
The four co-defendants are alleged to have plotted to kill Woosley because he allegedly sexually assaulted a female friend of Buchanan's. Testimony has indicated the group pulled the baseball bats from under Pruitt's porch, and Pruitt, Buchanan and Plant went to find Woosley.
They then entered an alley to urinate, according to testimony, and Buchanan and Plant beat Woosley while Pruitt acted as lookout.
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