DETROIT (WXYZ) - In a very bold move in court, one of the suspects in the beating of Steve Utash gave the middle finger to cameras twice.
Just before the preliminary hearing began, 30-year-old Wonzey Saffold could be seen talking, fidgeting and covering his face. He appeared to give cameras the finger as he covered his face.
Then, he blatantly gave the double finger to cameras.
Four defendants appeared before a judge for their preliminary hearings; 17-year-old Bruce Wimbush, Jr., along with 30-year-old Wonzey Saffold, 24-year-old James Deontae Davis, and 19-year-old Latrez Cummings. All four were bound over for trial.
They are accused in the brutal beating of 54-year old Steven Utash.
He's the Roseville man who was beaten after he stopped to check on a 10-year-old boy he accidentally hit with his truck.
All of the men are charged with Assault with Intent to Murder, and Assault with Intent to do Great Bodily Harm.
A-16-year-old has already pleaded not guilty, and will go to trial at a later date. He'll be tried as a juvenile, facing charges of Assault with Intent to do Great Bodily Harm, as well as Ethnic Intimidation.
As for Utash, his children tell 7 Action News he often finds himself fearing for his life, despite being awake and out of a medically induced coma.