Two people charged in belt beating of 14-year-old cousin caught on video

WARREN, Mich. (WXYZ) - Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith announced Monday he will issue charges against two cousins whose beating of their 14-year-old cousin with belts became a viral video.

Tajenae Demekiea Grady, 20, is charged with assault with a dangerous weapon. The other cousin, who is 16, will face assault with a dangerous weapon but will be charged as a juvenile.

It happened at a home in Warren, where the 14-year-old lives, and the video was recorded by the 12-year-old relative. The 12-year-old originally distributed the video to neighbors he knew.

Grady and the 16-year-old are expected to be arraigned at 37th District Court soon.

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