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Philly boy, 10, apologizes for attack on immigrant

Published On: Sep 26 2012 09:02:28 AM EDT   Updated On: Sep 26 2012 10:38:19 AM EDT

A 10-year-old boy has apologized to a Vietnamese immigrant whom he beat and robbed inside her Philadelphia home.

The boy made his apology Tuesday during a Family Court hearing. Fifty-year-old victim Minh Tran accepted the apology through an interpreter.

Police say the boy, his 7-year-old brother and another person entered Tran's home on Aug. 6 and attacked her with rocks and sticks. The boy told Family Court Administrative Judge Kevin Dougherty he attacked Tran because he didn't like her or the way she looked at him.

The Philadelphia Daily News reports disposition of the case was pushed back to Oct. 5. The boy could end up in juvenile detention or be put on probation.