chi teen charged with murder in beating of man 002 Teens murder a man then posts video on Facebook

Three Chicago teenagers have been charged in connection to the attack and murder of 62-year-old Delfino Mora.  Mora was collecting recyclable goods for money, when Nicholas Ayala (17), Anthony Malcolm (18), and Malik Jones (16) approached Mora demanding money and then assaulting him.

Three Chicago teenagers have been charged in connection to the attack and murder of 62-year-old Delfino Mora.  Mora was collecting recyclable goods for money when Nicholas Ayala (17), Anthony Malcolm (18), and Malik Jones (16) approached him demanding money and then assaulting him.

Mora was found unconscious in an alleyway, and was brought to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston in critical condition.  He died several hours later, and an autopsy revealed that head trauma was the cause of death.

The main suspect in the murder, Malik Jones, was charged as an adult with first-degree murder earlier today in court. 

What was so twisted about Mora’s tragic death was that the teenagers took turn recording the beating on their cell phone.  One of the defendants then uploaded the video onto Facebook. 

The video made its way around the Internet and eventually a friend of Mora’s contacted Mora’s son.

Mora came from Mexico and worked in construction until an accident took away full functionality of his right arm 15 years ago.  His family said that he occasionally roam the streets to collect recyclable goods to help support his 12 children and wife. 

Angelica Mora (17), his youngest child, said that she was looking forward to having her father at her high school graduation.  The Mora family intends to bury Mora’s remains in Mexico sometime this week. 

Source: Chicago Tribune