3 plead not guilty in elevator attack on ASU student - East Valley Tribune: East Valley Local News

3 plead not guilty in elevator attack on ASU student

Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Monday, September 23, 2013 5:10 pm

Three young men have pleaded not guilty in connection with the beating of an Arizona State University student in Tempe.

The student suffered a broken jaw and facial fractures in the Sept. 2 beating in an elevator at an off-campus apartment complex.

A Maricopa County Superior Court spokeswoman says 19-year-old Kiernan Daniel Bates on Monday pleaded not guilty to aggravated assault and unlawful imprisonment.

Also, 21-year-old Joshua Drew James and 19-year-old Harsimrandeep Singh Bhatti pleaded not guilty to unlawful imprisonment.

A court document says the victim was an uninvited guest at Bates' apartment and the three men were trying to get him to leave.

James and Bhatti are accused of forcing the victim against his will inside an elevator.

Surveillance video helped Tempe police identify the three suspects.

© 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

More about

More about

More about

  • Discuss


EastValleyTribune.com on Facebook


EastValleyTribune.com on Twitter


EastValleyTribune.com on Google+


Subscribe to EastValleyTribune.com via RSS

RSS Feeds

Your Az Jobs