Troy teen charged with murder now facing assault charge

A 15-year-old from Troy charged with a murder in Albany is accused of hitting a counselor at the Capital District Secure Facility on Tuesday, May 10. The teen is accused of hitting the counselor several times, causing the counselor to fall on the ground, according to the Albany County Sheriff’s Office.

The assault continued after the counselor was on the ground, with the teen hitting and kicking him. As a result of the attack, the counselor sustained injuries to his head and neck, the Sheriff’s Office said Friday.

The teen was charged with third-degree assault, a misdemeanor, and was given an appearance ticket for Albany County Probation.