Teens plead guilty in fatal beating of homeless man;
With their heads bowed at times and one fighting back tears, two teen-agers accused of beating a homeless man to death in 2009 pleaded guilty Friday to voluntary manslaughter and other charges.
they had planned to “kick a bum’s ass”
John Hadley Thompson, 17, and Jared Cory Voss, 18, face 20-year, eight-month prison sentences.
The two teens, and their former co-defendant, Albert Curtis Sanchez, 20, were due to begin standing trial next week for murder and other criminal charges in the April 18, 2009, beating death of Timothy Lee Alcorn in Redding, California.
Alcorn bled to death after he was struck on the head about 15 times with a wooden table leg and two metal bars the three teens found in a wooded area.
Police allege Sanchez told investigators the trio had planned to “kick a bum’s ass” during a robbery attempt.
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