- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 6, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Two teenagers have been charged with beating a homeless man to death with a trash can during an attempted robbery in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles County prosecutors on Monday charged 19-year-old Tyshaun Vasquez and 16-year-old Jordan English with murder with special circumstances.

Authorities say the two fatally attacked 43-year-old Eddie Ray Smith Jr. on Nov. 30 at Rancho La Cienega Park in the Crenshaw area.

Prosecutors haven’t decided whether to seek the death penalty.

Vasquez remained jailed.

City News Service says there’s no online record for English because he is a minor, although he’s been charged as an adult.

It’s not immediately clear whether the two had retained attorneys.


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