Teens plead guilty to fatal beating of man

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two teens have pleaded guilty to fatally beating a homeless man in Phila­delphia, and both apologized to the man’s family in court.

Brandon Conrad, 15, and Malik Page, 17, admitted in hearings Thursday to participating in the deadly assault on 57-year-old Kevin Cullen.

Conrad pleaded guilty to third-degree murder, robbery and conspiracy and was sentenced to four years at a juvenile facility.

Prosecutors said Conrad’s age influenced the sentencing recommendation, and that he threw the first punch but didn’t continue the assault.

Page pleaded guilty to the same charges and received a sentence of 12¢ to 25 years for stomping and kicking Cullen in the head and face.

He broke down in tears after apologizing.

A third co-defendant, Emmanuel Harris, 18, awaits trial.


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