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Mon Oct 31, 2016, 10:14 PM Oct 2016

2 arrested at last in horrific beating of disabled homeless man [View all]

Source: sfgate

Tai Lam was a 67-year-old disabled homeless man who was kicked to death nearly two years ago in San Francisco as he slept in the middle of the night on Sutter Street in the Financial District. It was a savage and unprovoked attack by three assailants, and it was caught on surveillance video.

Everyone who saw the video and heard about the circumstances was outraged and disgusted. Then-police Lt. Toney Chaplin described it in 2014 as the most brutal killing he’d come across in his 25 years on the force.

The video shows the assailants kicking Lam in the alcove of a building where he had been sleeping. They pause when a car drives by, and then return to continue the beating. Lam was left suffering from his injuries and was found dead the next morning.

The suspects appeared pretty clearly on camera, so San Francisco police publicly released the least violent and graphic parts of the videos, hoping to get help from the public to identify the attackers. Nothing came, and the case seemed destined to remain unsolved.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/nevius/article/Cold-case-SFPD-nabs-2-in-horrific-fatal-beating-10425783.php

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