PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (WTXF) - Three teens are being charged as adults in the beating death of 57-year-old Kevin Cullen.
14-year-old Brandon Conrad and 16-year-old Malik Page are being charged with Criminal Conspiracy, Murder, Robbery and related offenses. 17-year-old Emmanual Harris is being charged with Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault, Robbery and related offenses.
Police say the 57-year-old homeless man was brutally beaten around 6 p.m. Sunday night by teenagers. He died the next day. Just a few nights after the vicious murder, a vigil was held right at the spot on the 4200 block of Loring Street in Mayfair where he was killed.
Kevin was one of six children refusing to leave his beloved Mayfair where he was born and raised. His family expressed heartache over their loss and thanked those in the neighborhood who tried to help Kevin as he lay unconscious on the sidewalk.
"Kevin was a son, a brother, an uncle, a cousin, a nephew and a friend."
Tom Cullen choked back tears as he remembered his brother Kevin.
"Especially, the woman Donna who sat with him when he was dying. Glad somebody was there to show him compassion when he was dying," Tom said.
Milt Martelack often helped out Kevin and says he just gave him a haircut last week.
"I'd seen him Saturday night, last time I saw him. I brought him and Dave, another homeless guy something to eat, hello and said guys be careful."
"To hear they were laughing and thought it was a joke. It's just disgusting," Cullen said.