Tuesday, August 26, 2008

BREAKING NEWS: Judge sets bail for two of the accused in Shenandoah Kick in the Head Fatal Beating

Unbelievably, the jocks who prosecutors say "ganged up on Ramirez in an alley because he was Mexican.. all three kicked Ramirez after he was down, causing him to slip into a coma, convulse and foam at the mouth" are let out on Bail. I wonder if their consciences will allow them to live within the the bounds of their Bail agreement which are "7 p.m. curfew, a prohibition against using drugs or alcohol and periodic random monitoring by the county adult probation office." This means no football, no games, no movies, no parities, no alcohol or drugs, no hanging out with each other after 7. Will they be able to do it? Only time will tell. We ask all alert citizens in the area to be sure they are abiding by their Probation terms and if they break them, call the police.

Meanwhile, Ramirez´s children are still crying for their Daddy. We know he will NOT be coming home to them, playing football or playing games with his children ever again!

Pottsville, PA -
Bail was set this morning in Schuylkill County Court for two of the teenage boys charged in the beating death of an illegal Mexican immigrant in Shenandoah. Senior Judge William Baldwin set bail at $50,000 each for Brandon Piekarsky, 16, and Colin Walsh, 17. They are charged with criminal homicide — which could include third-degree murder, voluntary or involuntary manslaughter — along with ethnic intimidation and related offenses in the July 12 beating of Luis E. Ramirez, 24. Piekarsky’s attorney, Fred Fanelli, said his client’s family will try to get money together to bail out Piekarsky. Fanelli had argued Piekarsky is an honor student and a standout athlete. He added Piekarsky is not a flight risk because he is dependent on his mother and he has no family outside Shenandoah. Nonetheless, Baldwin set several conditions on the bail for the two, including a 7 p.m. curfew, a prohibition against using drugs or alcohol and periodic random monitoring by the county adult probation office.

A third defendant, Derrick Donchak, 18, is charged with aggravated assault, ethnic intimidation and related offenses. He is free on $75,000 bail. All three were ordered held for court last week during a preliminary hearing. During that hearing before District Judge Anthony J. Kilker, prosecutors added a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon against Donchak, who is accused of holding a metal device in his fist (brass knuckles) while he punched Ramirez. Prosecutors have declined to say why Donchak was not charged with manslaughter.
Assistant District Attorney Robert Frantz said the three ganged up on Ramirez in an alley because he was Mexican. Frantz said all three kicked Ramirez after he was down, causing him to slip into a coma, convulse and foam at the mouth. Ramirez never awoke, officials said. He died two days later in Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Montour County, of multiple skull fractures, according to medical officials.
The case has drawn national attention, in part because prosecutors and witnesses have said the beating was prompted because the suspects resented that Ramirez was in the U.S. illegally. Defense attorneys have denied that race or ethnicity played a role in the crime, which they called a two-sided fight instead of an attack.They also said the scene was so chaotic that it was unclear what blow killed Ramirez, or who delivered which blows.

10 comments:

Liquidmicro said...

Isn't it funny how what you have been saying, your own topic states what i have been saying: "They are charged with criminal homicide — which could include third-degree murder, voluntary or involuntary manslaughter".

What did you expect, they are being tried as adults and are now allowed to bail until there court dates. Does that bother you?? What happened to "innocent until proven guilty" that you use to say??

Dee said...

Liquid,
I have been saying the same thing since I started posting about this case. In this post I asked, given their past and their consciences, based on what they did, will they be able to live within the bounds of their bail agreement? They cannot go out after 7 nor can they drink or use drugs (with random drug tests.) Only time will tell.

Dee said...

Liquid,
Additionally, I did NOT hear you say Innocent until proven guilty in the San Francisco case. I think that perp should be jailed and not bailed and let justice prevail there.

Funny how you take different perspectives for different cases.

Liquidmicro said...

I have no doubt they will stay true to their requirements of bail as they have nothing to run from and no reason to shoot themselves in the foot further.

Dee said...

Liquid,
You are forgetting. The SIX of them had no reason to sucker punch or kick the poor victim in the head either!

Liquidmicro said...

I suggest you go back and re-read that topic and my posts. At no point did I convict Ramos. The only things that I pointed out were the possibilities he had at being repatriated that were missed. In fact one of my statements to you was:

http://immigrationmexicanamerican.blogspot.com/2008/07/do-not-blame-crimes-of-one-on-many.html

"Liquidmicro said...

Dee says: "He must have been a Visa Overstay."

Now you are relying on what the lawyer is stating? Lawyers are out for there client, they will say anything to prevent the situation from going in directions that they do not want, they are there to help there client.

His lawyer also states that he is innocent. They have the wrong guy. We won't know the real FACTS until this goes to trial and evidence is provided and documented.
July 24, 2008 8:52 AM"

For which I question your statement of being a visa overstay. Like I said, I never convicted him on any of the present situation, only on his past record and lack of SF informing ICE of his status. you had better do your research before you make statements that may make you look foolish in the end.

Dee said...

We will just have to wait for Justice to be served on this case.

I was asked by another PRO Blogger to follow the story and I have promised my viewers I will continue to track it through to the end. I will keep my promise.

The Arizonian said...

Dee said:
"They cannot go out after 7 nor can they drink or use drugs (with random drug tests.)"

They are minors, they shouldn't be drinking or doing drugs anyway.

Liquidmicro said...

We don't need to 'wait' for justice to be served in this case, justice 'is' being served.

And I will be here to keep you on the straight and narrow in regards to this case. Making sure all the information is correct so others can form an opinion based n all the facts and statements.

Dee said...

Arizonian,
You and I agree. They shouldnt have been drinking and drugging or being violent to begin with, but they were.
Plus, unable to leave home after 7. That means no football or games or parties, etc.

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