Brothers, 10 and 14, turn themselves in after 73-year-old Philly man beaten to death with traffic cone

Two juvenile brothers, aged 10 and 14, allegedly involved in the death of a 73-year-old man who was beaten with a traffic cone, turned themselves in to the Philadelphia Police Department’s homicide unit on Monday.

The murder occurred on June 24 when James “Simmie” Lambert was attacked from behind while walking home by a group of teens who laughed as they beat him to death.

No formal charges have been filed against the boys yet and their identities have not been released by police, Fox News reported.

The ambush attack was captured on surveillance video and a group black teens, which was comprised of four boys and three girls, are seen following Lambert across a street before one of the boys struck the elderly man from behind with a large traffic cone. Lambert was knocked to the ground and one of the girls picked up the cone and hit him with it again. Another person appeared to be recording the assault on a cellphone.

Lambert would be taken to a nearby hospital, but succumbed to his injuries the next day.

Tania Stephens, Lambert’s niece, is perplexed by the level of violence in Philadelphia today.

“I just don’t understand what’s going on in our city,” Stephens told Fox 29 Philadelphia. “He’s walked that path for 60, 70 years of his life, and for his life to be snuffed out like that, is just unbelievable.”

The other five suspects, all appearing to be in their early to mid-teens, are still being sought by police. There is a $20,000 reward being offered for information that leads to an arrest and conviction of each suspect.


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