At a California youth home, seven teens are facing murder charges against them in connection with the reported brawl on Saturday that resulted in a counsellor’s death.
The Los Angeles Sheriff’s department said that the name of the man was David McKnight-Hillman who was just 25 years old was found with blunt force injuries. He was taken to the hospital but then later died due to the impact of the injures that he received.
Reports say that the man was responsible for the daily care of the residents in the youth hall. Police investigation revealed that Hillman tried to break up a fight when the suspects fatally assaulted him. The seven suspects have been identified by the authorities.
According to the reports, two 18-year-old teens, Nyier Mason and Keith Lewis, have been charged with murder. The other five suspects are juveniles and are also expected to face murder charges. One of the five juvenile suspects allegedly escaped from the youth home and remains unaccounted for.
The police department says that their motive still is unclear and an investigation is being done in the matter.
Anyone with information about the incident should call the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.