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.
Fan, follow and download: Get the latest from NBCPhiladelphia.com anytime, anywhere. Follow Hurricane Schwartz on Twitter, the NBC10 Earthwatch on Facebook and on our mobile site. Sign up for our weather newsletter. And, get weather forecasts delivered right to your mobile phone -- just text PHIWEATHER to 639710 to sign up. (Message and data rates may apply.)