Prosecutors today charged three men and a 17-year-old boy with murder in the fatal beating last week of David Cingcon, 23, of Modesto.
Cingcon was mortally injured in a fight in northeast Modesto on Wednesday night. He was declared brain dead Friday and was removed from life support late Sunday.
The Stanilsaus County district attorney's office charged the 17-year-old, Kevin Resean Tubbs of Turlock, as an adult. His name had previously been withheld because he is a juvenile.
Also charged were Derrick Jermaine Thomas, 22, and David Allan Mayfield, 20, of Modesto, and Eddie Polk Jr., 19, of Turlock.
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Friends of Cingcon said he and Thomas had played football together at Johansen High School. According to police, the two got into a dispute over a girl that escalated into a brawl involving several people.
The defendants made an initial appearance in Superior Court this afternoon. They are scheduled to appear next on April 2.