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4 Charged With Covering Up Beating Death of 81-Year-Old Man

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    4 Charged With Covering Up Beating Death of 81-Year-Old Man
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    Davion Stewart, Jay Vikrant Mehta, Shuqui Charles-Emmanuel Gonsalves, and Antonio Valdez (left to right)

    Police have charged four men they say helped cover up the beating death of an 81-year-old central Florida man.

    Fort Lauderdale police were suspicious earlier this week after finding the suspects driving a car registered to Jackie Hammer. They asked Altamonte Springs police to check on Hammer. The Orlando Sentinel reports Hammer was found beaten to death and covered in bleach.

    Altamonte Springs authorities said 19-year-old Davion Stewart lived in the same complex as Hammer and had planned to rob the older man when the apartment was empty, but ended up killing him after realizing he was home.

    According to WESH, Stewart returned to the home with Antonio Valdez, 18, Shuqui Charles-Emmanuel Gonsalves, 18, and Jay Vikrant Mehta, 21, to clean the crime scene and destroy any evidence. The four then left for Fort Lauderdale, where they were arrested during the traffic stop.

    Stewart is facing charges of murder, burglary and theft. The others are facing various accessory charges.