Pa. teens to be arraigned on hate crime charge
POTTSVILLE, Pa. — In a June 17 story about the sentencing of two Shenandoah teenagers convicted of simple assault in the beating death of an illegal Mexican immigrant, The Associated Press erroneously identified the defendant who slumped at the defense table after being sentenced. It was Derrick Donchak, not Brandon Piekarsky.
POTTSVILLE, Pa. — Two teenagers convicted of simple assault in the beating death of an illegal Mexican immigrant that sparked outrage from Hispanic leaders and civil-rights groups were each sentenced Wednesday to at least six months behind bars.
POTTSVILLE, Pa. — Prosecutors called the beating death of an illegal immigrant from Mexico a hate crime, and they urged an all-white jury in Pennsylvania coal country to punish two white teenagers for their roles in the attack.
POTTSVILLE, Pa. — An all-white jury on Friday acquitted two Pennsylvania teenagers of all serious charges against them stemming from the fatal beating of an illegal Mexican immigrant last summer. A representative for the victim’s family called the result an outrage.
POTTSVILLE, Pa. — Almost from the beginning, Colin Walsh thought his friends were setting him up to take the fall for Luis Ramirez’s death.
POTTSVILLE, Pa. — An eastern Pennsylvania teenager has admitted to instigating a brawl with an illegal Mexican immigrant who died in the fight with the teen’s friends.
POTTSVILLE, Pa. — One night last summer, a group of drunken teenage football players got into a wild brawl with an illegal Mexican immigrant. The immigrant wound up dead — and a jury on Monday began hearing testimony about how it happened and who was responsible.