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2nd Teen Charged in Attack on Former Mpls. Mayoral Candidate

Updated: 12/31/2013 7:22 AM
Created: 12/30/2013 3:56 PM KSTP.com
By: Leslie Dyste

A second teenager is charged in a clubbing attack that sent a former Minneapolis mayoral candidate to the hospital.
    
The Hennepin County Attorney's office says the 17-year-old Minneapolis girl was charged by juvenile petition with aggravated robbery and assault. After a court appearance Monday, she is on electronic home monitoring.  Prosecutors want to certify her as an adult.
    
Former Hennepin County Commissioner Mark Andrew was at a coffee shop at the Mall of America Thursday when a young man grabbed Andrew's phone and ran. Andrew chased him, but two young women blocked him at the door.
    
Eighteen-year-old Letaija Cutler-Cain of Brooklyn Park is accused of jumping on Andrew's back while the 17-year-old girl struck him on the head with a metal baton.
    
Bail for Cutler-Cain is set at $50,000.

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