Unbelievable. Judge Baldwin sentenced Brian Scully to Probation for his role in murdering Luis Ramirez! For those of you who recall the testimony, the reason many said Piekarsky and Donchak received only 6 months was because they said Scully was the actual Kicker. He was the guy who kicked him since the key witness said the kicker wore white tennis shoes. He was the only person who wore white tennis shoes. Scully acknowledged the kick but said he missed. (yeah, right). Now, he gets PROBATION!!! Justice for Luis has truly been denied! This is Shameful!!
republican herald reports:
Baldwin decides Scully's punishment for Ramirez death
Schuylkill County President Judge William E. Baldwin has made a determination in the juvenile case against Shenandoah Valley student Brian Scully, 18, for his involvement in the beating death of an illegal Mexican immigrant.
Baldwin decided Monday the teen will be on probation until age 21, will remain under house arrest until Baldwin says otherwise and will be subject to alcohol monitoring until age 21. Scully must also perform 400 hours of community service and pay $1,147 in restitution.
Scully was one of several youths involved in a street fight July 12, 2008, in which Luis Ramirez Zavala was severely beaten and kicked in the head. Ramirez died July 14 from his injuries.
Shenandoah teens Brandon Piekarsky, 17, and Derrick Donchak, 19, were found guilty in May of simple assault, the least serious of the charges they faced, in connection with the death. Piekarsky had been charged with third-degree murder.
Although he was charged as a juvenile, hearings in Scully's case have been mostly open to the public due to the severity of the crime. Under Pennsylvania law, because he was charged as a juvenile, the maximum penalty Scully faced was confinement to a juvenile detention facility until age 21.