6:54 am
Thu December 19, 2013

Civil Rights Groups Want Death Penalty For Suspects In Dayton Beating Death

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Black Panther Party say the beating death of a 16-year-old African-American Dayton boy was a hate crime. 

Dione Payne was allegedly sexually assaulted and beaten to death this month by two caucasian men during a drug-related robbery.  The teen's family and the two groups area calling on prosecutors to seek the death penalty for 36-year old Michael Geldrich and 39-year old Michael Watson.