Police Arrest Teens in Beating Death of Homeless Man

Kevin Cullen was regarded fondly in the Northeast Philly neighborhood where he was found bloodied and unconscious last month.

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Kevin Cullen via 6ABC Action News

Philly police have arrested three teenagers who allegedly beat a homeless man to death in late November.

Officials have charged 14-year-old Brandon Conrad, 16-year-old Malik Page, and 17-year-old Emmanuel Harris, all from Holmesburg, in the tragic death of 57-year-old Kevin Cullen.

Police found Cullen unconscious around 6 p.m. on November 26th on the 4200 block of Loring Street in Holmesburg, after receiving a call for a robbery in progress. Cullen was rushed to Aria Torresdale hospital, where he was pronounced dead early the next morning.

Officials say Cullen’s pockets were turned out, leading them to believe that the motive was robbery. On Sunday, police charged Conrad and Page with criminal conspiracy, murder, robbery, and related offenses. Harris was charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, robbery, and related offenses.

Cullen, who grew up in Mayfair and graduated from Father Judge High School in 1979, was regarded as a “fixture” in the neighborhood, according to Philly.com. His brother, Tom Cullen, told the publication that he was “intelligent and funny even through his ups and downs.”