6 Teens Charged With Rocky Mount Murder

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Six teenagers face murder charges now after police say they beat a man to death for a beer.

Rocky mount police say 67-year-old Juan De La Cruz died at the hospital in Greenville last Saturday after a group of up to ten teens stole a 24-ounce beer from him worth $1.99 and assaulted him in November. The rocky mount telegram reports police have ruled De La Cruz's death a homicide.

The attack happened behind Turner's Mini Mart on Benvenue road. Six teens were originally charged with common law robbery and assault inflicting serious bodily injury, and now they are charged with murder.Three of the suspects in the case are 16 years old. They are Mikel Jones, Trekwan Dickens and Xaviera Davis. Two of the suspects are 14 years old, and one of them is 13 years old.