Murder charges filed in beating death of homeless man in Olney

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A homeless veteran has died after being beaten at a gas station earlier this year in Olney.

Three women who faced attempted-murder charges in the April gas-station beating of a homeless man in Olney have now been charged with murder.

The veteran was beaten at the Philadelphia gas station nearly eight months ago, and died about a month ago.

The incident at the Sunoco in the 5500 block of North 5th Street was captured by a surveillance camera on April 7th.

The video shows 51-year-old Robert Barnes being pummeled by teens with a hammer, a piece of wood and punches, after police say a 10-year-old boy told his mother he got into an argument with Barnes.

The attack left Barnes in a coma, but he later died from his injuries.

The boy's mother, 34-year-old Aleathea Gillard and Shareena Joachim, along with Kaisha Duggins, both 24-years-of-age have been charged with murder.

Joachim (left), Gillard (center), Duggins (right)


Three juveniles who participated in the attack are also expected to be charged as adults with murder.

A preliminary hearing is schedule for December 30th.

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