HALLANDALE BEACH (CBSMiami) – A man who died after two teen cousins beat him then stabbed him with a pen was identified by police Friday, reports CBS4 news partner The Miami Herald.
Gregory Hyppolite, 32, who is originally from New Jersey and moved to South Florida in 2003, was killed by the teens early Wednesday morning after a deal involving a prostitute went awry.
Hallandale Beach Police say they were called to a fight behind Advanced Auto Parts, 117 N. Federal Hwy., about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday. There, they saw the two cousins, 14-year-old Jose Carlos Llano and 17-year-old Juan Xolo, hovering over the body of a man and striking him, the officers said.
The teens told police that they agreed to pay Hyppolite $40 if he introduced them to a prostitute, according to the arrest report. But the prostitute turned the boys down because they only had $5 each on them.
Having done his part, Hyppolite demanded payment.
At one point, Llano went home to get more money, but returned carrying a laptop computer. Hyppolite refused to take it and the fight broke out.
The boys, charged with second degree murder, were arraigned Thursday. A judge ordered the teens stay in a juvenile detention center until at least Jan. 10, when prosecutors will decide whether to charge them as adults.
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