A man avoided jail time for his part in the beating of a Detroit teenager who later died from a heart condition.
Zaid Ray on Monday received a special probationary status under
a program for youth offenders that will allow his involuntary manslaughter conviction to be wiped from his record if he complies
Macomb County Circuit Judge Edward Servitto granted the 20-year-old Madison Heights resident three years' probation under the Holmes Youthful Trainee Act, which provides a second chance for
offenders aged 17 to 20.
Authorities say Ray and others chased down and beat 18-year-old
Nathan McMillon in a fast food parking lot about a year ago in Warren.
The Macomb Daily reports (http://bit.ly/LwBIaL) McMillon died that night from a pre-existing heart condition made worse by the excitement.