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Chicago teen gets 27 years for robbery-beating death

18-year-old Nicholas Ayala pleaded guilty Tuesday to first-degree murder and robbery in the death of Delfino Mora, 62. CBS Chicago

CHICAGO, Ill. - The second of three Chicago teenagers accused in the 2012 beating death of a man collecting cans has been sentenced to 27 years in prison.

The Cook County state's attorney says Nicholas Ayala, 18, pleaded guilty Tuesday to first-degree murder and robbery in the case.

Delfino Mora, a 62-year-old father of 12, was punched by one of the teens and hit his head on the concrete as the others filmed the attack with a cellphone. The teens then robbed Mora of $60.

Authorities were led to the teens after a video of the attack turned up on Facebook.

One co-defendant was convicted of murder and robbery and was sentenced to 30 years in prison. A third co-defendant is awaiting trial.

  • Crimesider Staff

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