OKEECHOBEE, Fla. -- More charges have been filed against two people arrested in connection with the beating of an Okeechobee teen with autism.
The beating of Aaron Hill was posted on Facebook and sparked nationwide outrage.
A detective recognized Andrew Wheeler in the video punching and kneeing the victim, according to a police report.
Wheeler now faces an aggravated child abuse charge. His bond was set at $200,000.
Evadean Dailey Lydecker, who was allegedly in the home where the alleged beating happened, has been re-arrested according to the Okeechobee State Attorney’s Office.
Police say Lydecker knew the teenagers were drinking alcohol.
She is charged with aggravated child abuse, child abuse and child neglect. Her bond was set at $100,000.
Prosecutor Ashley Albright says the case is not a hate crime because he says the suspect did not attack Aaron Hill because he is autistic. “That clearly was not the motive here. Even the victim when interviewed said that was not the basis for the attack so it just doesn't apply factually.”
More arrests are possible in the case.