4th Pa. Teen Charged in killing of Immigrant

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
**  ADDS INFORMATION ABOUT LATINA ** Crystal Dillman, the fiancee Luis Ramirez, is moved to tears as members of Latina show their support for the couple  outside the Schuylkill County Courthouse, in Pottsville, Pa., Monday, Aug. 18, 2008. A preliminary hearings was held for three suspects charged in the beating death of Luis Ramirez, a 25-year-old Mexican immigrant who was severely beaten on July 12, in Shenandoah, Pa. Latina is a Chicago-based grass roots organization working to defend Latino immigrant rights. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

** ADDS INFORMATION ABOUT LATINA ** Crystal Dillman, the fiancee Luis Ramirez, is moved to tears as members of Latina show their support for the couple outside the Schuylkill County Courthouse, in Pottsville, Pa., Monday, Aug. 18, 2008. A preliminary hearings was held for three suspects charged in the beating death of Luis Ramirez, a 25-year-old Mexican immigrant who was severely beaten on July 12, in Shenandoah, Pa. Latina is a Chicago-based grass roots organization working to defend Latino immigrant rights. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

POTTSVILLE, Pa. - Authorities in Pennsylvania say a fourth teenager has been charged in the fatal beating of a Mexican immigrant.

Schuylkill County prosecutors charged the teen in juvenile court Friday with aggravated assault, ethnic intimidation and other offenses. His name and age are not being released.

Three others are charged as adults in the July attack in the town of Shenandoah on 25-year-old factory worker Luis Ramirez.

Homicide charges are filed against 16-year-old Brandon Piekarsky and 17-year-old Colin Walsh. Eighteen-year-old Derrick Donchak faces aggravated assault and other charges.

A local school district has agreed to provide Piekarsky and Walsh with 12 hours of in-home education per week while the case against them is pending.


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