PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Authorities have charged four people in connection with the fatal beating of a teenager found dead in a trash can last week in the city’s Logan neighborhood.
Darius Cheeseboro, 22, was found in a trash can along Rockland Street last Tuesday, and sources say his murder was orchestrated by Lashawna Dantzler.
They say 24-year-old Dantzler enticed Cheeseboro to come to the Fairhill Street home she was living in on Dec. 20. There, law enforcement sources say 19-year-olds Zahmir Mason and Jordan Oliver-Williams beat the victim and another man with pots, pans and knives.
The other man escaped, but Cheeseboro was killed.
The trio and 18-year-old Zamir Burton then disposed of the body about a block away, police say.
A young friend of Burton who was at the house recently told a school counselor about the killing.
Dantzler and the two 19-year-olds are all charged with murder and related offenses, Burton is charged with abuse of corpse and tampering with evidence.
All their preliminary hearings are listed for February.