Two black teenagers arrested in brutal hammer beating near Sanford, Florida

5:43 p.m. EST, April 2, 2012| By Gary Taylor,

A tip to Crimeline has led to the arrests of two men in a brutal beating that occurred a week ago in the Midway community east of Sanford.

Julius Ricardo Bender, 18, and Yahaziel Isaac Israel, 19, face charges of attempted first-degree murder, burglary with assault or battery and armed burglary.

The victim, a 50-year-old Winter Springs man whose name has not been released, is on life-support at Orlando Regional Medical Center.

Deputies were called to the area of Lincoln Street and Beardall Avenue about 6:30 p.m. March 26 to investigate a report of a man being beaten, Seminole County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Heather Smith said.

They found the victim in the woods on the north side of Lincoln Street.

According to arrest affidavits:

A witness told deputies he heard someone screaming for help and saw two men pull the victim from his vehicle. He said he watched as one man held the victim and the other beat him in the head with a hammer.

After they dragged the victim into the woods, the men drove away in his sport utility vehicle, which was later found abandoned about a half-mile away on Garbo Jack Lane.

Investigators got a break in the case Thursday, when a tip to Crimeline named Bender and gave the street name of the second suspect.

On Friday, investigators learned Israel’s fingerprints had been found both inside and outside of the victim’s vehicle.

The witness was shown photo lineups and picked out Bender and Israel as the men he saw beating the victim. He said Bender was the man wielding the hammer.

Both men were arrested late Friday.

http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2012-04-02/news/os-two-arrested-seminole-beating-20120402_1_victim-arrest-affidavits-crimeline
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By phoebe53 Posted in Crime

4 comments on “Two black teenagers arrested in brutal hammer beating near Sanford, Florida

    • Lack of being taught respect, morals and values and, most importantly, self respect and self worth. Take the cell phones, Ipads, video games and rap music away (I know, you can’t blame things but they certainly have an influence on your children) and you might end up with some decent kids.

      • Travion Maritin was made to be the victim due to him being black. These two guys did possibly worse then Zimmerman, but yet you here nothing about justice for there victim. The race card is over rated! I am a negro as well, but you could call me black. when we stand before God color will not be the deciding factor of were one spends eternity! However your character wil.

  1. I’m white and think I’m a pretty fair person.

    I am not making a victim of Trayvon because he’s black, this was a kid doing nothing wrong and was killed by an overzealous wannabe neighborhood watch guy, white or black, my opinion would be the same.

    I want to see justice for the victim in this article also but being white I don’t jump on any bandwagons to riot or incite retribution, I let the law run it’s course as it should in the Trayvon case also.

    We have a legal system in this country that’s includes a jury trial, let a jury decide, if they make a mistake, as they did in the Casey Anthony case, then so be, it’s the way our legal system works.

    As you say, in the end we will be judged by God regardless of anything.

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