Teen gets life for torture death

of man who mooned him

An Upper Darby teenager convicted of first-degree murder in the stabbing and beating death of a man who mooned him and a friend was sentenced yesterday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Christopher McEneaney, 17, Darby, will be sent to a prison for younger inmates in Indiana County, authorities said. His co-defendant, Andre Mark, 19, of Clifton Heights, who was convicted of third-degree murder, is to be sentenced May 29.

The victim, Martin Malone, mooned the defendants in March 2006, after they began calling him names as he was sifting through trash in Upper Darby.

Prosecutors say the teens threw rocks at Malone and finally attacked him with a shovel and multi-tool. Malone, 47, was stabbed eight times, one wound piercing his heart and another penetrating a lung, and was left to die on a field, authorities said.

Man shot dead in N. Phila.

was 139th homicide of year

Homicide investigators were called early Sunday to the scene of the city's 139th homicide of the year, on 2nd Street near Atlantic in North Philadelphia.

Police said the victim was a 20-year-old man who had been shot multiple times in the face shortly after 4 a.m. He was taken to Temple University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at about 8 a.m. Police said they knew of no motive for the shooting.

Shooting in Hunting Park

leaves man with back wound

Police are investigating an early- morning shooting yesterday on Broad Street near Lycoming in Hunting Park.

Cops said a 26-year-old man was shot once in the back shortly before 1 a.m. The man was taken to Temple University Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.

Lit cigarette blamed for fire

that displaced 13, injured one

A cigarette that was left burning caused a two-alarm fire Sunday night that damaged a home on Franklin Street near Lindley Avenue and sent a firefighter to the hospital with minor injuries, fire officials said.

The blaze broke out about 8 p.m., and displaced nine adults and four children, said Executive Fire Chief Daniel Williams.

Immigration coalition hosting

prayer vigil in Center City

The Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition is sponsoring a prayer vigil at 5:30 p.m. today outside the National Constitution Center to urge immigration-reform legislation.

After the vigil, Cardinal Robert Mahoney, from Los Angeles, will speak at the annual Robert Templeton Lecture, "Immigration and Economic Liberty," inside the Constitution Center, between Arch and Race, 5th and 6th streets. *

- Staff and wire reports