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Mother of beaten teen won't drop lawsuit against attacker

Fifteen-year-old Chaderious Avery spent a year away from family, friends, and school as he served time in jail.
PINE BLUFF, AR -- Fifteen-year-old Chaderious Avery spent a year away from family, friends, and school as he served time in jail.

He learned a lot within that time.

"I have more freedom. I can eat when I want to, shower when I want to," Avery said.

He spent some of that time at the Jack Jones Juvenile Justice Center.  It's there where he claims Court Chief of Staff Roderick Shelby beat him. He said he and Shelby went back and worth with words, and all of a sudden, Shelby snapped.

"There may be people who say Chadarious shouldn't have talked to an adult that way. What do you say about that?" I asked.

"I would agree.  I'm a child, and he's an adult. I was hot headed back then," Avery said.

But he said the blows -- that resulted in scrapes and bruises -- were not warranted.

"I don't think he should work with kids anymore, probably work with adults," Avery said.

His mother agrees, which is why she won't drop the civil lawsuit against Shelby.

"When something happens to your child, you don't push it aside. You pursue it because if you don't take care of it, it will happen to the next child," Karen Walls said.

She not only wants Shelby to pay for the attack, but also lose his job.  I went to the court to ask for Shelby, but the receptionist said he had already left for the day.

"I want Shelby away from kids because he doesn't need to be around them," Walls said.

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