I'm guessing this story is gonna grow legs, and big ones.
This has the potential to fill the post-Zimmerman void every news platform has been struggling with.
Two black kids beat an 88 year old white guy to death.
A gift from heaven. There are so many compelling ways this story can be spun. Fox and MSNBC et al can have fun pitting black against white and left against right for the next year or so.
It's bound to be a ratings bonanza.
News stories aren't about news anymore. They are a resource, a commodity to be exploited.