Chicago teens charged in fatal beating posted on Facebook

The three suspects, ages 16, 18 and 18, face first-degree murder charges for the death of a disabled 62-year-old man.

The three Chicago teens who allegedly posted a Facebook video in which they allegedly beat a disabled man and left him with fatal injuries were charged with first-degree murder, according to CBS and the Associated Press.

The suspects, identified as 16-year-old Malik Jones, 17-year-old Nicholas Ayala and 18-year-old Anthony Malcolm, allegedly attacked 62-year-old Delfino Mora in an alley early Tuesday. Mora was found hours later and taken to St. Francis Hospital in critical condition. He died Wednesday afternoon from blunt force trama, according to report.

Ayala and Malcolm are expected to appear in court Monday. A judge denied bail for Jones on Sunday.

Authorities said Jones, along with Ayala and Malcolm asked Mora what he had in his pockets, then punched him in the jaw. Mora fell and hit his head on the concrete. Jones reportedly handed one of two other teens his cell phone before the attack and the phone was used to record a video of the attack.

Prosecutors say Jones was caught after the video was posted on his own Facebook wall. Mora's family says the father of 12 was disabled because of a workplace injury and was in the alley collecting aluminum cans to earn money for his family.

 

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