HAMTRAMCK (WWJ/AP) – Two young teens have been charged as adults in the attempted killing of a homeless man in the Detroit enclave of Hamtramck.

The Wayne County prosecutor’s office says 14-year old Devante Howard of Hamtramck and 13-year old Martell Dewberry of Detroit were arraigned Tuesday at the county Juvenile Detention Center.

The two teens are charged with assault with intent to murder, which carries a maximum sentence of life in prison.

It wasn’t immediately known if they have lawyers.

According to Wayne County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Maria Miller, the teens attacked the man in the 2300 block of Danforth.

It was not immediately clear what prompted the alleged beating.

The Detroit News reports that the 55-year-old victim was attacked late Saturday night and remains in critical condition at a Detroit area hospital.   The victim’s name has not been released.

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