6 teens beat 2 homeless men after catching them riding on bike lane (video)By Mason White 12:33 PM December 4, 2014
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By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) Six teens were arrested on charges of murder after allegedly beating two homeless men they caught riding on a bike lane, police in California said.
Now, the six teenagers of San Diego, pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and assault during their first court appearance.
Bail was set at $1 million for each of the defendants.
19-year-old Danny Swan III, 19-year-old Tyler Dare, 19-year-old Brian Kish, 18-year-old Cassidy Rowin, 18-year-old Sarah Baillee, and 16-year-old Cheyenne Maloof, are accused of taking part in the killing.
All are being charged as adults in the attack.
The two victims, 55-year-old Stephen Hissom and 49-year-old Edward Allen, were riding their bicycles when they were found by the defendants who were on foot.
Allen was struck first after getting into an argument with one of the girls, and Hissom was killed after trying to help his partner. Allen survived the altercation, and refused medical treatment.
If convicted of murder, they each face a sentence of 25 years to life in prison. They also face up to four years in prison for assault.