A 16-year-old boy in New York was declared by State Hospital that he's mentally fit to stand trial for a felony battery case. The teen used a set of brass knuckles to beat a 12-year-old boy. He faces five to 20 years if convicted.
Kane Millsaps is being charged as an adult with Felony First-Degree Battery and Misdemeanor Possession of an Instrument of Crime. Millsaps was put in the State Hospital for evaluation to see if he suffered from a mental disease.
According to the hospital, the teen is mentally sound, he just has a conduct disorder and is addicted to alcohol and cannabis. The hospital also reported Millsaps suffers from an intermittent explosive disorder, resulting in explosive angry and violent outbursts. However, he does understand the charges against him and will be able to proceed with a trial.
“When asked why he seems to be in so much trouble, he reported, ‘I got real bad anger problems. I black out.’ He said he has a ‘real bad pride thing, think I got to prove myself,’” said the report. The teen told them he hoped the outcome of the case would be 'another chance, adult probation, maybe a little treatment — not like [Division of Youth Services], something that will help me'.
The trial is set for May 3-4. Millsaps had 'sucker punched' a 12-year-old boy with brass knuckles. He asked the boy if he was 'emo', then asked if he was 'gay'. The boy responded 'no' to both questions, to which Millsaps responded, "Well, you look gay."
Millsaps then assaulted the boy, breaking some of his teeth with the punch. The victim lost consciousness during the attack. Millsaps and friends then posted the attack on YouTube.
Initially, the teen accused the boy of ‘trash talking’ him and said that was the reason for the attack, but the accusation turned out to be a lie. Millsaps has a long history of trouble with the law, going back to his first arrest at age 12.
Source: Arkansas Matters