Guilty Pleas in Deadly Old City Beating

Kevin Kless died after a 2012 beating at 4th and Chestnut

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    Kenneth Enriquez-Santiago, and Steven Ferguson were sentenced Friday for the beating death of 23-year-old Kevin Kless in January 2012. Investigators say Kless was killed near 4th and Chestnut Streets during a physical fight after words were exchanged. NBC10's Monique Braxton reports.

    Two men who confessed to the beating death of a 23-year-old insurance executive on an Old City sidewalk have been sentenced.

    Kenneth Enriquez-Santiago and Steven Ferguson, both 21, were charged with third-degree murder in the 2012 death of Kevin Kless.

    Ferguson pled guilty to the charge and will serve a five to 10 year prison sentence. Enriquez-Santiago pled to lesser charges of involuntary manslaughter and conspiracy. He will serve a two to five year sentence.

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    Kless had just left a bar with friends around 2:30 a.m. on January 14, 2012 when he tried to hail a cab at 4th and Chestnut Streets. Investigators said Kless was arguing with a cab driver when Enriquez-Santiago, Ferguson and another man, Felix Carrillo, pulled up in their car and began beating him.

    Investigators said Ferguson delivered a severe, closed-fist blow to the right side of Kless' head.
    Philadelphia Police say the men punched and kicked Kless until he lay severely injured on the ground. He died a short time later.

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    More details emerge about the actions of Kevin Kless' accused killers the night he died.

    The three men jumped into their car and fled the scene, according to investigators. The suspects were caught a week after the beating after authorities received a tip.

    The Kless family traveled from Warwick, N.Y. to Philadelphia Friday for the proceedings.

    Kevin’s mother, Kendall, told the court no sentence equals the loss of her 23-year-old son.

    Carrillo, 24, pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter in January. He was sentenced to two to five years in prison.