DA: As man lay dying in the street, one of his murderers kicked him in the head

Two men were ordered held without bail today on charges they gunned down Romeo McCubbin early Saturday on Havelock Street.

At their arraignment today, Assistant District Attorney Ian Polumbaum accused Omar Denton and Omar Bonner of forcing McCubbin out of his car around 1:45 a.m. and ordered him to lie on the ground.

"As he lay there, Bonner shot him multiple times at close range," Polumbaum said. Then, he continued, "Denton kicked the victim in the head as he lay there with bullets in him."

A police detective responding to reports of the gunfire spotted their car racing away from the scene, and followed them as they ran two red lights on their way back to Bonner's family's home on Wood Avenue in Hyde Park.

As they exited, police descended and the two tried to flee - after first tossing their guns away. Police caught both - one hiding under a car - and recovered two guns, he said, adding a bullet test fired from the .380-caliber gun Bonner tossed matched the markings of shell casings found at the murder scene.

Polumbaum did not speculate on a motive for the killing. He noted both men were already on probation for illegal weapons possession.

According to the DA's office, Denton pleaded guilty to illegal gun possession in March, 2011 and got a 2 1/2-year jail sentence. This was four years after he was acquitted for a 2004 murder.

Bonner was arrested near the corner of Wood and Farrar avenues on in August, 2010 on a similar charge. He pleaded guilty in April, 2011 and received a two-year jail sentence.

Denton's and Bonner's lawyers did not contest the request to hold the pair without bail. However, Bonner's lawyer, John Tardif, suggested his client was innocent, that his alleged involvement merits closer investigation. Bonner, he said, is in "total and complete shock" that he was charged with murder in his family's driveway. "He was calling for his mother," when police descended, he said.

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Are you? Judge not. No matter

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Are you? Judge not. No matter what, somebody's life was wiped out just like that. If you ask me, none of us walking this earth is innocent, but really, who are we to judge the next person? Really sad. We need to stop killing each other.

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And your point is?

So -- are you saying the victim deserved to die -- and his (alleged) murderers had the right to execute him?

If not, what the hell IS your point?

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Fuck you he was my boyfriend

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Fuck you he was my boyfriend n a gud man no one deserves to die that that especially not Romeo I'm gunna him dearly I love that man

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Why?

What makes you think you can make this determination? A search only turns up charges for marijuana distribution. Ohhh, wow, how awful! Going over the speed limit is more dangerous to society than having a plant.

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Angle or no angle that man

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Angle or no angle that man was a father a human being use ur fucking brain

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My friend

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Romeo was a gud man and a great father to his daughter it is so sad that a person can jus take away his life like he was a nobody out on the streets. Not only his life was taking at a young age those people done threw there life away at well. I know its too soon Romeo but your in a better place my prays is aways with you..... you was always a good friend much love, I will miss u.

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