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.
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.