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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Philadelphia: 2 Hispanics, 1 Black Arrested for Racist, MLK Weekend Murder of White Kevin Kless; Cops’ Cover Story Collapses

 

Murder victim Kevin Kless, 23


 



[Previously, on this case, at WEJB/NSU:

“White Man Beaten to Death in Philly on MLK Weekend—“by 3 Middle-Eastern Men”?; and

“Update on Philly MLK Weekend Beating Murder of Kevin Kless: It Looks Like the Killers were Hispanics; $15,000 in Reward Money on the Table.”]

 

Suspect Kenneth Santiago, 19


 
By Nicholas Stix

After “three Middle-Eastern” men beat white Kevin Kless, 22, to death with no provocation, the Philadelphia police came up with the sort of loopy, idiotic cover story you’d expect from a felon with an IQ in the 70-80 range. (I’ve heard white, NYPD supervisors—sergeants and lieutenants—with IQs probably in the 110-120 range come up with even dumber cover stories for felons; multiculturalism functions like a drug that kills brain cells.)

 

Suspect Steven Ferguson, 20


 


Suspect Felix Carillo, 23

 

We were supposed to believe that the victim had yelled at a taxicab driver for passing by with passengers and his lights on, and the killers thought he was yelling at them, and therefore took umbrage at him. The new story sounds a lot more credible: The killers saw the victim with his girlfriend and a second female the couple were friends with, tried to pick up the women right in front of him, and when that didn’t work, decided to murder him.

The Philly PD insists that it s”100 percent sure” that these are guys, and that they have no prior records.

Nowadays, a 19, 20, or 23-year-old man can have done an awful lot of damage, without having a (n adult) criminal record. Note that the oldest, hardest-looking face of the three suspects belongs to 19-year-old Kenneth Santiago.

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Three men charged in Philadelphia beating death
January 21, 2012
(Fox) NewsCore

PHILADELPHIA -- Three men were facing murder charges Saturday in connection with the fatal beating of a Philadelphia man last weekend, police said.

Felix Carrillo, 23, Stephen Ferguson, 20, and Kenneth Santiago, 19, were arrested Friday and charged with the murder of Kevin Kless, WTXF-TV reported.

Kless, 23, was trying to hail a cab for himself and two friends when the attack occurred in Philadelphia's Old City after bars let out in the area in the early hours of last Saturday.

Kless' companions said an available taxi did not stop to pick them up and Kless gestured at the car.

Police surmise that his attackers thought he was making gestures at them when they jumped out of a car and began to beat him. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital a short time later.

One of the suspects confessed to the crime, a police source told the Philadelphia Inquirer.

A $20,000 reward had been offered for information leading to the assailants, WTXF-TV reported.

Kless, a 2010 graduate of Temple University, was a Warwick, N.Y., native and had just returned to Philadelphia to start a new job, according to the Times Herald-Record. A memorial service was held Friday in Warwick.

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3 People Charged In Old City Killing (Updated)
Updated: Saturday, 21 January 2012, 6:13 p.m. EST
Friday, 20 January 2012, 5:00 p.m. EST
Fox Philly WTXF

Three men are now charged with murder in the fatal beating of Kevin Kless in Old City last weekend.

Steven Ferguson, 20; Kenneth Santiago, 19; and Felix Carrillo, 23, all of Philadelphia — are charged in the killing of 23-year-old Kevin Kless last weekend.

Homicide Capt. James Clark said at a news conference that the break came after police got a tip, and that authorities are positive they have the men responsible.

The men are in custody and it was not immediately known if they had obtained attorneys.

"It's just a senseless, tragic incident," Clark said at police headquarters. "We are 100 percent sure we have the right three individuals." [N.S. It was neither “senseless” nor “tragic,” Captain. You know better than that.]

Ferguson is from the 1100 Block of Sally Street, Santiago is from the 3800 Block of Dungan Street. Carrillo is from Fairhill Street.

The Philadelphia police impound lot is where a green 1994 Toyota Camry investigators is now sitting in connection with the investigation.

On Friday, police obtained a search warrant and were checking the car for DNA and finger prints.

The case remained cold for a week until Friday. Police believe the $20,000 reward drove people to now speak up and help them track down Kless's alleged killers.

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Police 100 Percent Sure in Kless Case
By Omari Fleming
Updated Saturday, 21 January 2012, 6:27 p.m. EST
Saturday, 21 January 2012, 6:24 p.m. EST
WXTF Fox Philly

Three men are now charged with murder in the fatal beating of Kevin Kless in Old City last weekend.

Felix Carillo’s family wasn’t talking to us after they left a hearing where Carillo was denied bail.

But Larry Harris felt compelled to open up and defend his long time 23-year-old neighbor who's now charged with murder.

“He's a compassionate kid. A good kid [sic] he's been helping to take care of his mom and go to school and working,” Harris said.

Carillo is one of three men charged with the beating death of 23-year-old Kevin Kless.

Kenneth Santiago, 19, and 20-year-old Steven Ferguson also charged with the crime.

The deadly assault happened last weekend in front of the Second Bank Of United States in Old City.

Kless, his girlfriend and another female friend were trying to hail a cab on Chestnut after a night out at Lucy's on Market.

Investigators say after drinking and partying [sic] the three suspects drove up in a green Toyota Camry and beat Kless to death after trying to talk to the girls.

A tipster led police to the suspects after the case appeared to go cold for days. Marshalls arrested them Friday night.

We've learned Ferguson was [sic] valet for the Sheraton at Society Hill.

His neighbor saw him enjoying his last moments of freedom Friday at his Fox Chase home.

Police also confirmed the three suspects don’t have prior criminal records.

 

[The WEJB/NSU Philly File:

“The Philadelphia Story: When the Cops are Crooks;

“Solving Philly Crime with an Eraser: The “Good Irishman” and the Race Man”;

“Sadism and Race”;

“Whistleblowing, Former DOJ Civil Rights Division Lawyer, J. Christian Adams, Fights Continuing Conspiracy to Obstruct Justice in AG Eric Holder’s DOJ in 2008 New Black Panther Party Philadelphia Voter Intimidation Case”;

“Powerline Blog's Republican Writers Finally ‘Report’ on New Black Panthers' White Disenfranchisement Campaign—Over One Year Later than NSU!”;

“More on the Justice Department Civil Rights Division's Conspiracy to Disenfranchise Whites, Violate Their Civil Rights, and to Obstruct Justice”;

“Diversity is Strength: It’s also a Black Serial Killer Raping and Strangling Raceless Women in Philadelphia’s Kensington Section”;

“Philly's Kensington Serial Killer Suspect Caught”;

“‘I Really Miss My Mom,’ Says 16-Year-Old Killadelphian Who Murdered His Mother”;

“Forty Raceless Philly Teenagers Organized ‘Flash Mob’ Ransacking of Upper Darby, PA, Sears Store via Social Media, Took El Train to Target”;

“In Story on Raceless, 40-Strong, Teenaged Philly Robbery Mob That Hit the Upper Darby PA Sears on June 23, Philly Daily News Killed … Even the Word, ‘Comments’!”;

“Hey, That’s Not Funny! In Yet Another Philly Mob Attack, 350 Raceless Youths Riot, and ‘30 to 40 Men’ Break Onion Editor's Leg; Police Cover-Up Aids and Abets Attackers”;

“Philadelphia: Don’t Mess with Penny Chapman! Ridin’ the Bus in Killy”;

“Before Troy Davis, There was (and Unfortunately, Still is!) Racist Black Cop-Killer Wesley Cook, Better Known as ‘Mumia Abu-Jamal’”;

“In Killy, a Game of ‘Get the Old Geezer,’ or ‘Get the Old White Geezer”?;

“Philly: Illegal Alien Held on $1 Million in Kensington Rape Spree”;

“Philadelphia: Black Racist Attack on White Man at Center City PATCO Station”;

“Two Arrested in Philly PATCO Racial Attack; Black Facebook Commenters Variously Celebrate Attack, and Deny Attackers are Black”; and

“Philadelphia Hate Crime: Mob of 5 Black, 1 Poss Hispanic 15-18 Year-Olds Suckerpunch White, 64-Year-Old, Disabled Vietnam Vet, Almost to Death; One Suspect Arrested.”

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Nick,

I know one of the kids that is being accused of this awful event. You can't be further from the truth about it being a racist attack. You would be correct if you would have called it a senseless attack. I don't profess his innocence as I was not present during the event but I can tell you that is out of character. I know his mother better than I do him as she worked with my wife for over a decade. This lady is a good person that has dedicated her life, as a single mom, to her son. Sometimes people just make mistakes, I am not saying this not a big mistake, but a mistake non the less. I hope that God work in your life and alleviates whatever is causing your misguided hate. I also hope you have the courage to post this on your blog as part of the story. May God bless you!