Two western Pennsylvania community organizers with a local Stop the Violence group have been charged with severely beating a former roommate with whom they had a property dispute.
Washington, Pa., police Chief Chris Luppino told the Associated Press Nikole Ardeno and Emanuel Velez, both 30, allegedly jumped the man as he was walking down the street Tuesday about 4:30 p.m. The defendants kicked the victim as he was unconscious, causing him to have seizures and vomit blood, Luppino said.
Ardeno was still wearing the same "Stop the Violence" T-shirt that she had on the night before when she was a co-coordinator of a march in the city protesting two recent shootings, the chief said. Ardeno, Velez, and the victim, Joshua Magraff, are all members of the group, Luppino said.