Two charged with murder

Updated: July 27, 2009, 10:14 PM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Two men have been charged with murder and a third is in custody in the beating death of a man outside the Philadelphia Phillies' ballpark during a game.

Investigators say a confrontation began between two groups Saturday inside a pub attached to Citizens Bank Park. Both groups were kicked out but the fight resumed outside, where police say 22-year-old David Sale, of nearby Lansdale, was beaten and kicked repeatedly in the head.

Thirty-five-year-old Charles Bowers and 45-year-old Jim Grove have been charged. Twenty-eight-year-old Francis Kirchner turned himself in Monday night and declined to comment to reporters.

Court records show no lawyer for Bowers. A public defender representing Grove did not immediately return a message left after hours Monday.


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