Teen gets 30 years for murdering homeless vet
Daniel Case played football in high school and served his country in the Army in Vietnam. After years on the street, he was finally starting to piece his life back together when two selfish teenagers ripped that away from him.
A teenage gang member has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for fatally beating a homeless Vietnam veteran.
Luis A. Rincon pleaded guilty in Bradenton to second-degree murder for killing 59-year-old Daniel Case with a golf club in February 2009.
Rincon apologized to Case's family.
Rincon and 19-year-old Robert Ramirez, both documented members of a gang known as SUR-13, bludgeoned Case to death. Police say the pair attacked Case because they wanted to burglarize a nearby tire store and wanted to knock him out.
Read the Bradenton Herald report here.
His niece, Holly Case, offers some answers to the questions her family faced, like "How could you not help him get off the streets?" (with lots of pictures of her Uncle Dan`and his family).