4 youths held in skateboard beating of man

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Posted: May 13, 2013 12:43 PM

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Southern California authorities say a man remains in critical condition after he was beaten nearly to death by skateboard-wielding attackers.

Huntington Beach police Lt. Mitchell O'Brien says the man suffered life-threatening head injuries during Friday night's attack and four youths could face attempted murder charges. All four are on probation for previous crimes.

O'Brien says the man and his girlfriend intervened in a fight between two groups at a crowded skate park.

The skateboarders then turned on the couple. O'Brien says the man was chased to a coin laundry across the street and beaten with skateboards.

Seven youths under age 18 were detained. Four of them were arrested for investigation of attempted murder and were booked at Juvenile Hall, where they remain Monday.

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Information from: The Orange County Register, http://www.ocregister.com