Seattle bus tunnel beating victim faces robbery trial

Seattle bus tunnel beating victim faces robbery trial

Credit: KING

Seattle bus tunnel beating victim Aiesha Steward-Baker is seen at a news conference with her attorneys. Feb. 12, 2010.

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by Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on April 6, 2010 at 6:54 AM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 6 at 9:00 AM

EVERETT, Wash. -  The 15-year-old girl whose beating in Seattle's bus tunnel was widely seen on video is facing robbery charges in a separate case in Everett.

Aisha Steward-Baker was expected to plead guilty Monday but surprised prosecutors by asking to go to trial instead.

She and another girl are accused of beating a woman and stealing her purse last May in Edmonds.

Her trial is set for May 11, and if convicted Steward-Baker faces a longer term in juvenile detention than the three-to-nine months she would have faced if she pleaded guilty.

In January Steward-Baker was attacked by several people in the Seattle bus tunnel as security guards watched.
 

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