Sunday, April 17, 2011
Justice for Luis Ramirez: Colin Walsh Admitted His Role and Will Now Serve His Time
Colin Walsh, the young man who told the truth to the Feds regarding the murder of Luis Ramirez, was sentenced to 55 months in Federal Prison today. Viewers who followed the Luis Ramirez story here recall that Walsh was the only young man that told the truth to both Prosecutors and to the Feds. This resulted in the incarceration of both Piekarsky and Donchek for being the actual people who inflicted the blows that killed Luis Ramirez. From the beginning, Walsh said he was sorry. He was brave amidst all of the racial anger that surrounded these trials. Thanks to Walsh, there was Justice for Luis and his children. Now, even as Walsh goes to prison, he says his punishment is fair and it will, in the end, make his life better. Our prayers are with him as he accepts the punishment for his role in this crime. May this help lead to the end of ALL HATE CRIMES! Citizensvoice.com reports: Man involved in fatal Shenandoah beating sentenced to 55 months WILKES-BARRE — One of the teens involved in the fatal beating of an illegal immigrant in Shenandoah in 2008 was sentenced April 6 to fifty-five months in federal prison. Colin Walsh was a witness against two other teens, Brandon J. Piekarsky and Derrick M. Donchak, who were convicted in the beating death of Luis Eduardo Ramirez Zavala. Piekarsky and Donchak have appealed. "I think it's going to make my life a lot better," Walsh said outside the courthouse on April 6. "I'm going to advance and make something better out of this and be a better person because of it. Thank you." The sentencing hearing before Judge A. Richard Caputo was closed to the public and media. "It's a very fair and appropriate sentence and it's about what we expected," said Walsh's attorney Roger R. Laguna Jr. Walsh was released until his reporting date of May 6.