“I wonder if the perpetrators of this dastardly deed even care,” said Margaret Randolph.
Clutching her walker and a hand written letter, Franklin Randolph’s mother Margaret, told the court she’s having a difficult time finding forgiveness for the two teenage brothers accused of killing her son.
As the woman spoke, Allan Youngerman sat quietly, while his older brother Brandon shook his head..
“No matter what Frank was, no one, not even a mangy dog deserved to be beaten and left to die in a vacant lot,” said Margaret Randolph.
Franklin Randolph had fallen on hard times in June, 2013, when he was found badly beaten at a homeless camp.
Before he died from his injuries, Randolph told police the attackers kicked him, bashed him with a stick, and a concrete block.
At the time Brandon was 17, Allan 16. But both had already had several arrests between them.
Monday morning they accepted lesser charges of manslaughter. And with it, each got four years in prison.
“I’m glad the Youngerman’s finally admitted guilty,” said Franklin’s sister Carla Truby.
As Truby talked, the judge took notice of Brandon Youngerman’s body language.
“If you are disrespectful here in my courtroom I’ll hold you in contempt and put another six months on there. Hold it together,” said Judge Pat Siracusa.
The biggest concern for the Youngerman’s father, was whether or not his boys would get to be in the same prison.
He insists they did not commit this murder.
“My son was home with me at the time, and I’ll go to my grave swearing to that. My son was not there. And Allan used to go up and feed this man every day, he’d never hurt him,” said Michael Youngerman.
He said a third teen who was with his sons is responsible.
The boy, who was 15 at the time, is also facing charges in this case.
But is believed to have just been a bystander.