Two men have been arrested for killing a middle aged male in Oakland, California. The suspects allegedly beat and stomped the man to death in a park, before robbing him of $1.14 million. The victim, Philip Fai Low, was 55 years old. The suspects have been identified as Jabari Jones, 19 and Breshawn Clark, 18. The suspects were familiar with Low from the neighborhood, before the night of the murder.
According to Prosecutors, the crime scene was Lowell Park in the high-crime area of West Oakland, with the beatings and murder occurring between midnight and 8am. The suspects reportedly beat the man three times, with the third time proving fatal. Witnesses saw Jones punching and kicking Low, before Jones returned with Clark to repeatedly stomp on the victim, and steal the money. The teens then came back a third time, according to the Daily Caller:
Jones and Clark then returned a third time to beat him some more, the probable cause statement says. This time, the pair placed Low inside a shopping cart and then threw him into collected puddles of water.
The body was discovered by a 12-year-old boy on Wednesday morning. When paramedics arrived, they pronounced Low dead and the police made the arrests by the same evening. Both suspects have been charged with murder and are being held without bail.
One curious aspect of the story is the $1.14 million. The nature of the theft has not been reported.