Philadelphia, January 20, 2012: The District Attorney’s Office has charged a 15 year old boy with Attempted Murder, Assault, Recklessly Endangering Another Person (REAP), Terroristic Threats, and Conspiracy for the January 17, 2012 beating of 64 year old Vietnam Vet Edward Schaefer. The juvenile is being held at the Youth Services Center and is scheduled to be arraigned later today.
“This was an horrific and senseless crime,” says District Attorney Seth Williams, “and my office will not tolerate thugs like this endangering our city. My office is going to do everything we can to make sure everyone involved in this heinous attack is punished, which is why we have charged this defendant with Attempted Murder. I applaud the Philadelphia Police Department on their quick work in arresting this defendant, and we anticipate more charges in this case will be coming very soon.”