Teen beaten to death at house party laid to rest

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) - Family members and friends remembered 18-year-old Bobby Tillman as a smiling, happy peacemaker...

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) — Family members and friends remembered an 18-year-old who was beaten to death during a random attack at a house party as a smiling, happy peacemaker.

Mourners at Bobby Tillman’s funeral on Saturday were told to honor Tillman’s life and example by standing up for themselves and others.

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Hundreds gathered to remember Tillman at Siloam Church International in College Park, south of Atlanta.

Tillman was killed last Sunday in Douglasville, a working-class suburb of Atlanta. Police say Tillman, who did not know his attackers, became a target after a fight broke out among partygoers. Investigators say the fight started when a woman hit a man. The man said he would not hit the woman back but vowed to hit the next man who walked by.

Four men have been charged with murder in Tillman’s death.

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