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December 2, 2014: Pair Charged With Attacking Actor on Thanksgiving Day

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Greg Risling, Public Information Officer
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Two men were charged today with attacking an actor on Thanksgiving Day in Hollywood, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Dusan Lilic (dob 3/1/88) and Nikola Ilic (dob 5/5/91) were charged in case BA431882. Lilic faces one count each of assault with a deadly weapon, driving under the influence causing injury, driving with a .08 blood alcohol content causing injury, battery with serious bodily injury and assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury.

Ilic is charged with one count of battery with serious bodily injury and assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury. Both men are scheduled to be arraigned today in Department 30 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center.

Prosecutors said Corey Sligh was walking to a store on Nov. 27 with his girlfriend and a friend to deliver Thanksgiving dinner to another friend when they saw a car driving erratically in the parking lot. Sligh was concerned the defendants were going to hurt someone and he asked Lilic to stop and leave.

Lilic opened the car door, striking Sligh, prosecutors said. Sligh was then hit by the car. The vehicle drove away, but Lilic and Ilic returned and began beating Sligh, who suffered a broken arm and other injuries, prosecutors added.

If convicted as charged, Lilic faces up to seven years in state prison, while Ilic faces a maximum four-year prison term.

The case remains under investigation by Los Angeles Police Department’s West Traffic Division.