Attempted Murder Charge Brought In Boystown Baseball Bat Attack

Cory Fulton-Miles (inset) is accused of severely beating a man with a baseball bat outside of Hydrate nightclub.

A Cook County grand jury has returned an attempted murder charge against the Calumet City man who’s accused of severely beating a Boystown club-goer with a baseball bat outside of Hydrate nightclub, 3458 North Halsted, on June 13.

The new charge, tacked on to three previously filed aggravated battery counts, marks a serious turn of events for 23-year-old Cory Fulton-Miles.

A suburban man suffered massive head trauma in the beating that was interrupted by nearby Chicago police officers.

Cops said they saw Fulton-Miles standing with a 28-inch metal baseball bat outside of the club around 3:45 a.m. They rushed to break up the attack after seeing Fulton-Miles strike the 28-year-old victim in the head several times, causing him to fall to the ground, according to prosecutors.

Fulton-Miles dumped the bat as he ran west on Cornelia with cops on his heels. He was caught and arrested moments later in the 3500 block of North Reta, police said.

The victim suffered blunt force trauma, a depressed skull fracture, brain hemorrhage, and a lacerated forehead. He was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in critical condition.

Fulton-Miles’ bail remains set at $200,000. He is due back in court on August 29.

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