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Boy, 12, charged in Mayfair murder

John Nusslein, 18 Police Photo
John Nusslein, 18. Police Photo.
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Two males, ages 12 and 18, are charged with murder for the beating death of a 70-year-old man in Mayfair.

Police identified the 18-year-old as John Nusslein, of the Far Northeast. An arrest warrant has been issued for Qiyam Muhammad, 16.

The incident took place on Dec. 2, at 10:35 p.m. Officers in the 15th Police District responded to a radio call for a “Hospital Case” on the 3000 block of Teesdale St. Upon arrival, officers observed an unresponsive male, later identified as Chung Yan Chin, bleeding from the face and head. The victim was transported to Jefferson Torresdale Hospital by Medic 38 and placed in ICU in critical condition.

The victim’s Toyota Camry was stolen.

On Dec. 23, the Homicide Unit was notified that the victim had succumbed to his injuries on Dec. 21.

After further investigation by homicide detectives, Nusslein was arrested on Jan. 14. The 12-year-old, who lives in Frankford, was arrested on Feb. 3.

Both males were charged with murder, robbery, carjacking and related offenses. ••

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