WATCH: Family Reacts After Fatal Mugging of 87-Year-Old WWII Vet
Fox and Friends reported this morning on the murder of an 87-year-old WWII veteran, who died after being mugged in the driveway of his Greenville, Mississippi home.
Terrance Morgan, 19; Edward Johnson,19; Leslie Litt, 18; and Geblonski Murray, 18; were arrested on charges of capital murder, according to AP.
Lawrence "Shine" Thornton died Sunday of injuries sustained in the Friday afternoon attack. Police say the attackers pushed Thornton to the ground and stole his wallet.
Thornton's son, John, talked to Elisabeth Hasselbeck this morning. He said his father was "defenseless" and suffered a broken hip in the senseless attack.
"They saw him as an easy target," he said, expressing mixed feelings over the possibility that the defendants will receive the death penalty, if convicted.
"I'm Roman Catholic, so I'm really not a proponent of the death penalty, but these people need to be punished severely for what they did to my dad. I just hope that justice is served," said Thornton, remembering his dad as a "very kind and caring person."