Two of the three defendants in the near-fatal beating of former East Baltimore resident Pedro Lugo pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree murder today before Judge Elsbeth Bothe in city Circuit Court.
Andre Flythe, 19, and James Holley, 16, who was charged as an adult, accepted the plea agreement shortly before the trial was to begin today. Prosecutors are recommending sentences of 20 years for both, with seven to 10 years to be suspended.
The two agreed to testify against a third defendant, Keith Robinson, 16, who is charged as an adult with attempted first-degree murder. Mr. Robinson is accused of striking Mr. Lugo with Mr. Lugo's baseball bat last May 17. Mr. Lugo spent four weeks in a coma after the attack. Doctors said he has suffered severe physical and emotional problems since.