New Trial Denied For Teen Charged in Videotaped Beating Death

Anthony Malcolm convicted of first-degree murder and robbery for his role in the attack

By Michelle Relerford
|  Friday, Jul 26, 2013  |  Updated 11:24 AM CDT
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Three teens are charged with beating Delfino Mora, a 62-year-old grandfather, and then posting a video of it to Facebook. Christian Farr reports.

Three teens are charged with beating Delfino Mora, a 62-year-old grandfather, and then posting a video of it to Facebook. Christian Farr reports.

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A new trial was denied Friday for a teen charged in the beating death of a 62-year-old Chicago man that was recorded on a cell phone.

Anthony Malcolm, 19, will be sentenced Sept. 12, a judge said.

Malcolm was convicted of first-degree murder and robbery for his role in the attack that killed 62-year-old Delfino Mora.

According to prosecutors, Malcolm and two other co-defendants last July decided to play a game they called “Pick ‘em out, knock ‘em out.”  The three targeted Mora who was in an alley in the West Rogers Park neighborhood collecting cans to sell for cash.

One of the teens, Malik Jones, punched Mora and knocked him unconscious then stole his money. The father of 12 and grandfather of 23 died the following day.

Malcolm recorded the attack on a cellphone and uploaded the video to Facebook

Judge Joseph Claps said Malcolm is an accessory not only for videotaping the attack but also because he never reported the attack to authorities. His family believes he should not go to prison for holding a cellphone.

Malcolm faces a minimum of 20 years and a maximum of 120 years in prison.

The remaining two defendants are still awaiting trial.

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