Teen charged stabbing death
A homeless man was stabbed 15 times by a teen using a 6-inch pocket knife after a confrontation at a camp site, Ocoee police said.
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Joel David Boner, 32, collapsed a short time later near the site west of Orlando.
John Hawthorne, 19, was charged with first-degree murder. Police said Hawthorne has since voiced remorse that Boner died and for the confrontation.
Police said he and a friend, riding an ATV near Lake Bennett, found the camp site where some homeless people live about 6:45 a.m. The site is on land once owned by Hawthorne's family, police said.
The two young men told police they were up all night, at times drinking beer and playing lottery games. Police said Hawthorn knew Boner, and their past may have aggravated the circumstances.
Read the Orlando Sentinel report here.