A 14-year-old girl in Philadelphia will become the second to face a murder charge after beating an elderly man with a traffic cone
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A 14-year-old Philadelphia girl is set to become the second to face a murder charge after a 73-year-old man was beaten to death with a traffic cone, according to a report.
The girl, who has not been publicly identified, is expected to be charged with third degree murder and criminal conspiracy in the June 24 murder of James Lambert, Fox29 Philadelphia reports, citing the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office.
Another 14-year-old, Richard Jones, is already facing the same charges and is being tried as an adult, the station adds.
The prosecutor’s office did not immediately respond to a Fox News Digital request for comment.
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The teenager reportedly surrendered to police on Wednesday with a 12-year-old girl.
Police allege the older teenager was seen on surveillance footage hitting Lambert twice with a traffic cone and possibly another time off-camera, Fox29 Philadelphia reports.
“My client is 14 years old, I would ask everyone to judge,” his lawyer, Lonny Fish, told the station.
The girl was released without being charged, the station also reported.
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“She took a stand at that point and actually tried to push people away,” the girl’s attorney, Donte Mills, told Fox29 Philadelphia. “She tried to stop them from attacking Mr. Lambert.”
The motive for the murder remains unclear.