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28 July 2009


From the Inquirer:
The brew that was the catalyst for Saturday night's savage beating death of a 22-year-old Lansdale man outside Citizens Bank Park was spilled beer - suds combined with the violent tendencies of two of the three men police say pummeled and kicked David Sale until he lost consciousness. ...
Two of the three men charged with murder in Sale's death, Francis Kirchner (right), 28, of the 1200 block of East Palmer Street, and Charles Bowers (top), 35, of the 6100 block of Bustleton Avenue, have prior convictions for serious assaults linked to partying and drinking.
In 2006, Kirchner and some friends broke a man's cheekbone in an unprovoked attack outside Moe's. Kirchner was ordered by the court to undergo anger-management counseling.
In 1993, Bowers stabbed a man four times after they got into an argument at a Fishtown house party. In October 1995, he was sentenced to six to 23 months in prison for his conviction of assault and possession of an instrument of crime.
On Saturday, police said, the two men, along with Jim Grove, 45, of the 800 block of East Almond Street, beat Sale to death in a parking lot near Citizens Bank Park in a continuation of a fight that started inside McFadden's.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read that article on the train this morning...truly the dregs of society.
Hey, if you're a scumball and you live in Philly? Can you like, get all your scumball friends together and jump off a cliff?
That'd be neat, thanks.

9:25 AM  
Blogger Brian Hickey said...

They've really set the white-trash movement back irreparably.

9:33 AM  
Anonymous Dave said...

Harry meets Lloyd!!

12:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's time to clean up the neighborhoods. I sure hope that these men are put away and the key is thrown out. Obviously, they are a threat to society. To kill over a spilled beer is inexcusable. As a resident in the neighborhood, I say throw the book at them. Otherwise, why would I trust that my wife or friends would be safe on the streets? Come on Philly courts, prosecute those deserving and let out the light drug crimes.

6:47 PM  
Blogger Brian Hickey said...

Appreciate the comment, Anonymous. After sifting through the bulletin board last night, I feared the place was turning into Thunderdome.

6:59 PM  

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