Tuesday, February 28, 2012

California Student's Death Ruled Homicide

The AP (2/28) reports that "what began as an after-school fight between two young girls over a boy exploded into a homicide investigation Monday, when authorities said a 10-year-old died of a head injury after the confrontation with an 11-year-old classmate." The piece adds, "Police have said the fight lasted less than a minute, did not involve weapons, and no one was knocked to the ground." According to the police, "there was no indication that" the victim was bullied and so far no arrests have been made.


Meanwhile, USA Today (2/28, 1.78M) reports that "Joanna Ramos died of head trauma Friday night after fighting with a fifth-grade classmate at Willard Elementary School in Long Beach, the Los Angeles County coroner ruled today." The article adds, "Police have interviewed the other girl involved in the fight, along with family members and friends of both girls." The piece concludes, "The results of the investigation will be submitted to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, which will decide if charges will be filed."

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