Family Mourns Grandfather Beaten to Death on Camera

The family is planning to bury Delfino Mora in his native Mexico

By Ivanna Hampton
|  Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012  |  Updated 8:55 AM CDT
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Family Mourns Man Beaten to Death on Camera

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A heartbroken family mourning the death of their patriarch described his death as “senseless” at his wake.
 
Hundreds of mourners packed Caribe Funeral Home, 3314 W. Armitage Avenue, Tuesday to grieve the loss of Delfino Mora, the Sun-Times reports.

 
Prosecutors accused three teens of killing the 62-year-old grandfather in a violent game known as “Pick ‘em out, knock ‘em out.” 
 
Malik Jones, 16, Nicholas Ayala, 17, and Anthony Malcolm, 18, are charged with first-degree murder in the July 10 beating death in the alley of the 6300 block of North Artesian Avenue.
 
Prosecutors said Jones gave Malcolm his cell phone to record him punching Mora, who was collecting pop cans to help his wife buy a new dress for their son's wedding. The video showed the teens laughing at the father of 12 lying on the ground unconscious, prosecutors said.
 
The video later surfaced on Jones’ Facebook page, according to police. Officers used the video to track down the suspects.
 
The family is planning to bury Mora in his native Mexico.

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