Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Alley Murder Posted To Facebook Gets Three Charged

Three Chicago Teens Beat Old Man To Death Then Post Video To Facebook
Re-printed from a story at WGN on July 16th 2012

Three Chicago teens beat a 62-year-old man to death, laughed about it on camera, then posted video to Facebook.

CHICAGO, IL. — The three teenagers suspected in the beating death of a man will appeared in court on July 18th 2012 to answer for a murder that happened two days prior in an Chicago alley.

16-year-old Malik jones, 17 –year-old Nicholas Ayala and 18-year-old Anthony Malcolm have been charged with first degree murder and robbery. Jones will appear in court for a preliminary hearing. He has been charged as an adult and ordered held without bail. Malcolm and Ayala are both due in bond court.

Nicholas Ayala, 17, and Anthony Malcolm, 18, were each charged with first-degree murder and robbery in the slaying of Delfino Mora, according to Chicago police.

Ayala and Malcolm each took turns using a cell phone camera to record the Tuesday July 17th morning beating that killed Mora, authorities said.

Ayala, of the 6300 block of North Talman Avenue, and Malcolm, the 5500 block of North Broadway, are expected to appear before a judge today.

In court earlier in the day, Malik Jones, 16, of the 2400 block of West Thorndale Avenue, was ordered held without bail by Judge Adam Bourgeois for the first-degree murder charge. Jones, charged as an adult, is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing Monday.

Court Preliminary Prosecutors say the three confronted 62-year-old Delfino Mora in the alley in the 6300 block of North Artesian Avenue just before 8 a.m. Tuesday. Delfino was collecting aluminum cans and scrap metal when he was approached by the three attackers.


The murder of Delfino Mora happened in an alley near 6300 North Artesian Avenue in Chicago.

Jones punched and knocked Delfino to the ground, causing his head to strike the concrete, according to prosecutors.

The West Rogers Park father of 12 was left bleeding and unconscious for three hours until a passerby discovered him and called 911.

Mora died Wednesday at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston. He died from blunt force head trauma according to an autopsy by the Cook County medical examiner's office.

The group videotaped the beating and posted it on Facebook. The Mora family saw the video and called Chicago Police. An arrest was soon made.

The Mora family, of the 6000 block of North Washtenaw Avenue, is in desperate need financially. They are accepting donations to help pay for funeral expenses. They plan to hold Mora’s funeral in Mexico.

References:
WGN, Chicago Man Beaten To Death By Three Teens
WGN, Two More Charged In Alley Murder