Teenagers jailed after beating homeless man to death

Three teenage boys have been jailed for beating a homeless man to death following a dare.

Brothers Connor Doran, 17, and Brandon Doran, 14, and their friend Simon Evans, also 14, attacked Kevin Bennett, 53, as he slept rough outside a supermarket in Liverpool.

Brandon Doran 14, Simon Evans 14, Connor Doran 17.
Brandon Doran 14, Simon Evans 14, Connor Doran 17. Credit: Merseyside Police /PA Wire

During their trial at Liverpool Crown Court, the jury was told that Connor had goaded Evans by saying: "I bet you haven't got it in you to do him in."

Evans later told his friend: "I started kicking him, I booted him and now he's dead," the court heard.

The prosecution said that Brandon Doran stood look-out during the attack.

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Homeless murder: Teens jailed

Three teenagers have been jailed for murdering a homeless man in Liverpool for a dare. Kevin Bennett, 53, was attacked as he slept outside a supermarket last August. He died in hospital six days later.