14-Year-Old Charged with Murder in Death of 94-Year-Old Man in Camden County
A teenager, who assaulted an elderly man inside an apartment building in Camden County, now faces murder charges after the victim died from his injuries.
94-year-old Anthony Donofrio was walking through the lobby of Parkview Apartments on W. Collings Ave. in Collingswood on January 3rd when a 14-year-old boy reportedly punched him and knocked him to the floor, according to Courier Post.
The teen was initially charged with aggravated assault and endangering another person after the incident, but Donofrio succumbed a week later blunt-force trauma, leading Camden County Prosecutor's Office yesterday to up the offenses to first degree murder and endangering an injured victim.
Update: The 14-year-old charged in the homicide of Anthony Donofrio, 94, of Collingswood, has now been formally charged...
Surveillance cameras reportedly captured a group of teens, including the killer, horse-playing in the apartment lobby shortly before Donofrio was assaulted, and also caught video of the assault itself.
It's a sad set of circumstances for Mr. Donofrio, who lived for so long, and for the teen who's future will likely be cut short because of his actions. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Anthony Donofrio at this difficult time.
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