Old City Murder Suspects Held for Trial

Felix Carrillo, Kenneth Enriquiz-Santiago & Steven Ferguson all face 3rd-degree murder charges in the beating death of Kevin Kless on an Old City street

By Dan Stamm and Teresa Masterson
|  Monday, May 14, 2012  |  Updated 4:44 PM EDT
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Three Men In Custody in Old City Beating Death

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Left to Right: Felix Carrillo, Kenneth Santiago, Steven Ferguson

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3 Arrested in Old City Deadly Beating

Philly police have arrested three men they say are responsible for the savage beating and murder of a Temple graduate in Old City.

Three Men In Custody in Old City Beating Death

Three men were in custody Friday night for the beating death of Temple graduate Kevin Kless, 23, in Old City last weekend, according to police sources.
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The three men accused of beating a Temple grad to death in Old City earlier this year remained behind bars Monday, held for trial in the case that grabbed headlines.

Felix Carrillo, 23, of the 4800 Block of N. Fairhill Street; Steven Ferguson, 20, of the 1100 Block of Sally Street and Kenneth Enriquiz-Santiago, 20, of the 3800 Block of Dungan Street are charged with beating Kevin Kless to death on the 400 block of Chestnut street around 2:30 a.m. on Jan. 14.

On Thursday all three defendants were held for trial on third-degree murder, conspiracy and simple assault charges, according to court records.

About a week after the beating, a tip led police to the suspects, cops said at the time.

 

Kless was beaten not far from Independence Hall shortly after he and two friends had left an Old City bar and were trying to hail a cab home.

Investigators said at the time that Kless was having a conversation with a cab driver after yelling at him to turn off his light. At that time men in another car began arguing with Kless and then three men got out of the vehicle and the beating ensued.

Police say the men punched and kicked Kless, who fell to sidewalk severely injured. He was pronounced dead several hours later.

His alleged attackers jumped back into their car and drove off down Chestnut Street.

The co-defendants remained in prison awaiting their formal arraignment that is scheduled for June 4, according to court documents.


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