But Wednesday evening, three teenagers guessed to be between 14 and 17 beat Mr. Waters so severely that he died at the hospital.
Portions of the attack were caught on surveillance tape and show cars slowing down to watch the attack; none of the drivers interfered. Mr. Waters managed to get himself into the parking lot of a towing company, where he was assisted by employees.
"It was just horrifying the way he looked," said Marlo Massey, Waters' sister, who saw her brother's body after the attack. "They beat him to death and I just can't stop thinking what was on his mind while it was happening." Associated Press.The attackers have not yet been caught.
Meanwhile, in Tampa, Florida, two more members of the white racist organization Tampa Blood and Honour have been charged with the murders of two homeless men in 1998. The beating deaths were part of an initiation rite. Tampa Bay.