Prosecutors said three truant teens -- Ameer Best, 18, Nashir Fisher, 17, and Kinta Stanton, 17 -- beat 36-year old Sean Conroy on a dare. Conroy, who died of an asthma attack following the attack, was picked at random, according to prosecutors.
Rasheem Bell, who pleaded guilty is cooperating with authorities and testified that all three defendants took part in the attack, according to KYW.
But defense lawyers said the suspects lacked the malice required to convict them of third degree murder.
Best and Fisher said they never touched Conroy. Two other teens involved in the attack pled guilty in the case and are awaiting sentencing.