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New Port Richey Teens arrested for beating homeless man

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Frank Randolph had fallen onto hard times, and found himself homeless.

He called a wooded area off of Kentucky Avenue and Congress Street in New Port Richey, home.

But earlier this week, police say he was attacked by at least two teenagers who threw logs, concrete and sticks at the man as he slept on a mattress, causing severe injuries that have left him hospitalized.

The victim's sister, Debra Randolph said, "I think they should rot for what they did to my brother. My brother is on his death bed and you know these kids just don't take anything serious."

Teenagers Anthony Phillips, 16 and Brandon Youngerman, 15,  of New Port Richey are now charged with aggravated battery in the attack.

An attack that investigators say was unprovoked.

When detectives arrived here and saw the victim laid out, not moving and bloody, they thought they'd come upon a homicide scene.

New Port Richey detective Greg Williams is working the case.

Williams said, "The initial officers on scene thought he was deceased when they discovered him. He was discovered by a couple of people walking by. After further examination they realized he was still alive. He was rushed to the hospital and right now he is in critical."

Randolph remains in critical condition at Morton Plant North Bay hospital.

A friend had seen him just days before the attack.

Nuarra Mee said, "Two days before that he come to my place and took a shower and got cleaned up and everything and then he was laying down just like he was basically dying. I hope he doesn't die. I mean Frank is a good, good man."

A man who is in the hospital, fighting for his life.

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