[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/CRIME/09/28/chicago.teen.beating/art.derrion.suspects.3.cpd.jpg caption="Eugene Riley, left, Silvanus Shannon, middle, and Eugene Bailey were charged with murder."]
One of the suspects accused of killing an honor student in a beating captured on tape in Chicago has admitted to jumping on the victim's head after he was already lying on the ground, said a spokeswoman for the Cook County State's Attorney.
In the videotaped confession, 19-year-old Silvanus Shannon also said that the victim, Derrion Albert, never struck him, said the spokeswoman, Tandra Simonton.
Three teens arrested in Albert's death - Silvanus Shannon, 19; Eric Carson, 16; and Eugene Riley, 18 - were seen on the videotape attacking Albert, and were charged with first degree murder and held without bail, Simonton said. Monday night authorities said they charged a fourth suspect, 17-year-old Eugene Bailey, with murder.
On Monday during the bond hearing, prosecutors described how the street fight escalated from a dispute between two factions at Albert's high school to a beating that left the honor student dead.
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