A Southeast Missouri State University student admits he was one of five young men who beat up a fellow student in December, 2009. Student Antonio Garritano has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge. The prosecutor has agreed to drop a felony burglary charge against him.
Three other students have served five to seven days in jail for trespassing. The remaining student has been sentenced to a year of probation. Garritano will be sentenced later.