Teens Plead Guilty To Beating Homeless Man In Winston-Salem

Teens Plead Guilty To Beating Homeless Man

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Two teenaged brothers were sentenced to several years in prison for brutally attacking a homeless man in Winston-Salem.

Tremayne Butler, 18, and his brother Treshawn Plater, 17, pleaded guilty to assault inflicting serious bodily injury, conspiracy to commit the assault and common law robbery.

Five teens, in all, are accused of attacking Bill Bloxham, 60, while he was sleeping under a bridge in January.

Bloxham was in the courtroom Monday when two of the teens were sentenced.

According to his sister-in-law, Joy Bloxham, Bill was in tears during the proceedings.

"He's not angry with them but he wants justice," she explained.

It has been seven months since the assault, but Bloxham is still dealing with memory loss and near-blindness from the attack. Joy says he may never fully recover.

Butler was sentenced to 33 months and Plater was sentenced to 39 months because of previous assault charges.

Decorus Roundtree and two juvenile suspects were also charged in the case. They have not yet been in court.

Butler, Plater and Roundtree were students at Reynolds High School. 

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