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Derrion Albert Beating Death: 14-Year-Old Is 4th Teen Charged

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CHICAGO — A fourth teen is facing murder charges in the beating death of a Chicago high school honor student last month.

The 14-year-old's name isn't being released. He was charged Thursday as a juvenile and appeared Friday before a judge.

Prosecutors allege the teen delivered the punch that rendered the 16-year-old Derrion Albert briefly unconscious. His attorney and family members refused to comment after the hearing.

Three other teens have been indicted on murder charges in Albert's Sept. 24 beating, which was caught on a cell phone camera. The footage shows him being hit with boards and kicked as he lay on a sidewalk.

Albert's death and Chicago youth violence have attracted attention from federal officials, including Attorney General Eric Holder and Education Secretary Arne Duncan.

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