Luke “Sasha” Fleischman
An East Bay teenager accused of setting the clothing of a gender-neutral teen on fire on a transit bus has been ordered to trial.
A judge on Thursday denied a bid by a 16-year-old boy to be tried as a juvenile, rather than an adult, on an aggravated mayhem charge for allegedly setting a skirt-wearing teenager’s clothing on fire on an AC Transit bus in November.
18-year-old Luke “Sasha” Fleischman, an agender high school student, talked on Thursday for the first time about the November 4 incident.
Luke “Sasha” Fleischman, the 18-year-old victim who was set on fire aboard an AC Transit bus earlier this month, is being released from the hospital just in time for Thanksgiving.
The defense lawyer for a 16-year-old boy accused of setting a skirt-wearing teen on fire on an AC Transit bus three weeks ago said Tuesday that he will seek to have the boy prosecuted in juvenile court instead of in adult court.
A good samaritan who rushed to help a high-school student who was set on fire aboard an AC Transit bus earlier this month told his side of the story Wednesday at a “Transgender Day Of Remembrance” in Oakland.
The attorney for a 16-year-old Oakland boy accused of setting another teen on fire aboard an AC Transit bus earlier this month said it was not a hate crime during a court appearance on Friday.
A 16-year-old boy charged with a hate crime for setting another teen on fire aboard an AC Transit bus in Oakland is expected to enter a plea on Friday. The teen is also expected to be represented by a high-profile attorney.
Students and teachers at Berkeley’s Maybeck High School wore skirts Friday in solidarity with a senior at the school who was severely burned while on an Alameda-Contra Costa Transit bus earlier this week.
A teenage boy suspected of setting another teen on fire aboard an Alameda County Transit bus Monday was charged as an adult and hate crime enhancements added, according to prosecutors.