Teen on trial for alleged attack over cell phone volume
The trial is under way for a teen charged with beating someone who told him to keep the volume down while talking on his cell phone on a train last year.
Anton Kirk, 19, along with a friend, allegedly assaulted Jeffrey Cesario, 26, after he got off a New Jersey Transit train in New Brunswick last May. Cesario suffered a broken jaw and Kirk was charged with aggravated assault. Kirk faces up to 10 years in prison.
The prosecution says the two followed Cesario off the train and attacked him because he had asked them to turn down the volume on their cell phones, which was annoying other passengers.
Kirk also faces a charge of conspiracy for allegedly getting his younger friend involved in the attack. A cab driver was able to snap a picture of the two with a cell phone as they fled the scene of the attack. The picture ultimately led to their arrests, according to police.
Kirk's trial is expected to wrap up next week.