Two teenage cousins, aged 14 and 17, approached a man in the street and agreed to pay him $20 if he found them a prostitute, according to Hallandale Beach police.
Gregory Hyppolite accepted the teens’ offer, and they together went searching for a prostitute. The three walked several blocks north from the 800 block of North Federal Highway, searching for sex.
A woman they solicited for sex turned away the kids because each only had $5.
After the prostitute turned the boys away, the 14-year-old boy went home to get cash for Hyppolite, while Hyppolite and the other boy stayed waiting at the rear of Advanced Auto Parts.
When the younger boy returned from home to the store, he had a laptop he offered Hyppolite instead of cash. Hyppolite only wanted money, not the computer. Arguing over his payment, he was stabbed and beaten.
Two homeless men nearby were woken up by the commotion and used their cellphones to dial 911.
The boys were still standing over Hyppolite when police arrived. They ran away when they saw an officer, but police quickly apprehended them.
Hyppolite was pronounced dead at the crime scene. He is listed in a police report as having lived “at large,” meaning he may have been homeless.
Under police questioning, the 14-year-old boy said his cousin used a pen and broken glass bottle to stab the man. His cousin admitted he punched, kicked and stabbed Hyppolite with a pen, but denied using a broken bottle.
The boys were arrested on a second-degree murder charge in Hyppolite’s slaying.
Source: NBC Miami
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