Saturday, March 27, 2010

Kick in the Head Hate Crime Murder Trial Scheduled - October 4, 2010

Derrick M. Donchak, 20, of Shenandoah, and Brandon J. Piekarsky, 18, of Shenandoah Heights, must appear at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 4 in Courtroom 3 of the Max Rosenn United States Courthouse, Wilkes-Barre, for the start of their trial, which could put each behind bars for life. U.S. District Judge A. Richard Caputo, who is presiding over the case, issued an order Thursday in which he scheduled the start of the trial and gave each defendant until May 15 to file pretrial motions and supporting briefs. Caputo ruled the interests of justice justified extending the time for filing such motions and briefs.

The federal trial is for the beating of Luis Eduardo Ramirez Zavala. Donchak and Piekarsky are each charged with a HATE CRIME in connection with the fatal beating of Ramirez, 25, of Shenandoah, on July 12, 2008, on a borough street. Donchak also faces charges of obstruction of justice in connection with the beating.

Three former Shenandoah police officers, Matthew R. Nestor, William Moyer and Jason Hayes, also face charges in connection with allegedly obstructing the investigation of Ramirez's beating. Nestor, Moyer and Hayes were police chief, lieutenant and officer, respectively. In an unrelated case, Nestor and former Shenandoah police captain Jamie Gennarini are charged with extorting money from illegal gambling operations in the borough. All four former police officers have resigned their positions with the borough. Like Donchak and Piekarsky, they are on home detention pending the starts of their trials.


Rusty Shackleford said...

Dee said...

I checked your blog. Obviously you have not studied the immigration issues, hate crimes or anything else that has been happening. I suggest you stick around a while and read my blog along with the comments. Seek first to understand.

I do have a number of very good commenters on your side who at least understand many of the issues although they do disagree with me about the resolution. (which is their right --- to disagree)

At least understand the issues. Then I think you will agree, as others do, that the current policies are broken and need reform.

Dee said...

Additionally, I find it interesting you commented on this HATE Crime vs other topics which pertain to Immigration Reform.

Let me state one issue where close to 100% of my viewers, on both sides, agree:

. Hate Crimes and Racial Profiling are wrong and Must End!! Those who commit these crimes, when found guilty, should be punished to the fullest extent of the law.

222nightwolf said...

White trash at its best, now the punk going to jail >I dont like Immigrants but I wouldnt go out like a savage looking to kill them good sentence for white trash.

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