A Clockwork Cellphone: Facebook Video Leads to Teens’ Murder Arrests
A teenager charged with the fatal beating last week of a Chicago man had a video of the attack on his cell phone when arrested Saturday, a video he also posted on his Facebook page, prosecutors said Monday.
Malik Jones, 16, allegedly was playing a game called “pick ‘em out and knock ‘em out” when he punched Delfino Mora, 62, in his jaw, sending Mora to the ground, where the back of his head was cracked by concrete, a Cook County, Illinois, prosecutor told a judge during a hearing Monday.
Nicholas Ayala, 17, and Anthony Malcolm, 18, used Jones’ cell phone camera to record the attack, picking up the “loud crack of his head hitting the cement,” prosecutor’s spokeswoman Tandra Simonton said.
All three teens were ordered held without bail until their next court date August 3, Simonton said. All three were being charged as adults with first-degree murder, prosecutors said.