Two men who allegedly beat and stomped a fellow transient outside a fast-food restaurant in downtown Los Angeles were charged Tuesday with murder.

Joseph Johnson, 40, and Derek Miller, 29, are scheduled to be arraigned Feb. 25 in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom in connection with last Saturday’s killing of Derrick Hamilton, 45.

The two allegedly beat and stomped Hamilton after getting into a fight with him in the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant in the 700 block of Cesar Chavez Avenue.

Miller’s dog also attacked Hamilton, who died at a hospital, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

Johnson and Miller were arrested about 7:45 p.m. Saturday are are being held in lieu of $1 million bail.

If convicted as charged, the two each face up to 25 years to life in state prison, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

City News Service

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