Third suspect in 2014 fatal beating of homeless man in San Francisco arrested

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SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — A third suspect has been arrested in connection with the fatal beating of a disabled homeless man in San Francisco’s Financial District in 2014, according to the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office.

He has been identified as 22-year-old Anthony Gibson-Brum. His arraignment is at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

Earlier this month, two men arrested in connection with the fatal beating pleaded not guilty to murder and other felony charges.

Joseph Stull and David Peters, both 21, appeared together in court in connection with the brutal beating death of Tai Lam, a 67-year-old homeless man, on Nov. 23, 2014.

Police said Lam was attacked twice by three people between 11 p.m. and midnight in the 100 block of Sutter Street as he slept on the ground in a sleeping bag.

Police said Lam, who weighed less than 100 pounds and stood around 5 feet 5 inches tall, did not provoke the suspects and appears to have been sleeping in an alleyway when they initially approached him and began the attack.

His body was not found until around 7 a.m. the next day.

A surveillance camera allegedly captured Stull, Peters and an unidentified third person as they smoked a cigarette on the steps to Crocker Galleria near Montgomery and Post streets shortly before the assaults, according to police.

The attack itself was also caught on camera.

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