NewsRadio 920 WHJJ and the Associated Press

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Two Providence men have been indicted in the October beating death of a 78-year-old former deputy sheriff.

The Providence Journal reports 40-year-old Wilbert Richardson and 26-year-old Joel Valdez face charges including murder and robbery following Tuesday's indictment.

Police say they beat Delor Cabral and broke his neck after he tried to intervene in a home-invasion attack on a tenant at an apartment house that Cabral owned on Ontario Street.

Cabral was hospitalized for almost a month before succumbing to his injuries.

Richardson and Valdez are scheduled to be arraigned on July 30 at Providence County Superior Court.