According to court documents, James Miller approached Michael Beatty on May 18, 2012, while he worked on his girlfriend's car
in the 1400 block of Deep Creek Blvd. He asked if the woman standing nearby was his "girl" and whether he was ready to fight for her.
Beatty tried to ignore the comments and continued to work on the car.
"I told him I don't have time for this," Beatty said outside the courtroom. "I just thought he was drunk."
While a crowd of other young people watched from across the street, James Miller grabbed Beatty by the ankles, dragged him into the grass and started to punch and kick him. Jeremy Miller eventually joined the assault.
After a couple of minutes, James Miller told his younger brother they had to go, that the police were on their way.
"Not yet," Jeremy Miller responded, according to court documents. "I'm not done. He is still moving and breathing.
When they heard sirens, the brothers left Beatty on the ground with a mild concussion and bruises on his face, chest and back.