2 More Teens Charged in Videotaped Beating Death

Police said a 16-year-old punched a disabled grandfather last Tuesday while two others filmed it on a cell phone

By Lauren Petty
|  Monday, Jul 16, 2012  |  Updated 6:49 PM CDT
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Two more teens have been charged in the beating death of a 62-year-old disabled man that Chicago police said was recorded on a cell phone and posted to Facebook.

Police said a 16-year-old gang member punched Delfino Mora, father to 12 children and a grandfather to 23, last Tuesday in an alley in the 6300 block of North Artesian. Mora's devastated family told NBC Chicago that Mora was on his regular route of collecting cans that he sells for cash when the teens confronted him.

Nicholas Ayala, 17, of the 6300 block of North Talman and Anthony Malcolm, 18, of the 5500 block of North Broadway were both charged with first-degree murder and robbery.

Malik Jones, 16, the Latin Kings member accused of striking Mora, was charged with first-degree murder and ordered held without bail Sunday by Judge Adam Bourgeois.

Police said Jones handed his friends his cell phone to start filming then demanded money from Mora and punched him in the jaw. Ayala and Malcolm are accused of taking turns filming the video which allegedly showed Mora's head smashing into the concrete.

Mora was found unconscious and died one day later.

Police said the video was posted to Jones' Facebook page. He was arrested after police found out about the video.

"If I had them face-to-face, I would tell them I hope they regret it," said Leo Plata, Mora's grandson. "You don't do that to anybody, you don't just go around jumping people for fun."

Jones was charged as an adult and is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing Monday. Ayala and Malcolm are expected to appear Monday in bond court.

The attack marks the third time in the past year a Chicago attack has been filmed and the video has led to an arrest. 

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