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Homeless man beaten to death after spitting on boy

By Mason White 10:35 AM September 23, 2014
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By: Aarav Sen
A homeless man was beaten to death after he was seen spitting on a child, police in Italy said.

Now, Rome Police said that a teen was arrested on charges of manslaughter in connection with the killing.

The 17-year-old boy is accused of beating the homeless man just before 12:00 a.m. on Thursday. During questioning, the boy told police that he had gotten into a fight with the man after he spat at him.

“I was walking home when I saw the Pakistani man who was drunk, and annoying bystanders. When I walked near him he spat on me, so I reacted,” the boy told investigators.

However, he denied punching the man more than once. Paramedics were called to the scene, but were unable to revive the victim.

The victim was identified as 28-year-old Khan Mohamed Shanzad of Pakistan. The boy was booked into juvenile prison and he is facing a charge of involuntary manslaughter.