A 39-year-old man has been arrested and charged in the slaying of a former Philadelphia middle school principal in West Philadelphia last week, police said.
Ennis Kirby Manns, 58, of Elkins Park, was found bleeding from his head and unresponsive after police responded to a report of a robbery in progress in the first block of North 50th Street in West Philadelphia on July 1, officials said.
On Thursday, police arrested David Lawrence who lives on the street and charged him with murder in the death of Manns.
Police said Manns died from blunt trauma to the head.
Manns had been principal of the Edwin H. Vare Middle School South Philadelphia until his retirement in 2010. He also had been principal at the Decatur and Bryant elementary.