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3 county teens charged in fatal beating


Baltimore County police charged three teen-agers in the beating death of a Chase man who police believe was killed Sunday because he "inadvertently provoked" the youths while he was walking by them.

Police charged James John Francis, 17, of the 1400 block of Galena Road, Robin Marie Fogle, 18, of the 600 block of Dunwich Way, and Sean Kevin Adams, 19, of the 600 block of Middlesex Road with first-degree murder in the beating death of Charles Edward Pall Sr., 42, of the 900 block of Arncliffe Road.

Francis and Fogle, a student at Kenwood High School, waived their right to a bail review hearing and are being held in the Baltimore County Detention Center and the Baltimore County Women's Detention Center, respectively.

Adams, who is unemployed, was denied bail and is being held at the county detention center.

Police believe Pall pulled into an Essex parking lot about 3 a.m. Sunday after a tire on his truck went flat.

According to his wife, Sharon Pall, 42, he and a friend went out drinking after spending the day moving the family from Halethorpe to Essex.

She said she received a call from her husband at 3 a.m.

Pall told his wife that he would walk home, and police believe he encountered the suspects at Stemmers Run Road and Dunwich Way.

Adams tackled Pall, knocking him to the ground and "causing his head to strike the ground," according to charging documents.

All three suspects began stomping and punching Pall, and left him on the ground, police said.

Witnesses told police that the suspects took photographs of Pall before leaving the scene. Police said they have not recovered the pictures.

Pall was not robbed, and police do not believe the suspects used any weapons, said Bill Toohey, a police spokesman.

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