Teen Testified He Instigated Fight That Killed Illegal Immigrant

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An eastern Pennsylvania teenager has admitted to instigating a brawl with an illegal Mexican immigrant who died in the fight with the teen's friends.

Brian Scully says he yelled racial slurs at Luis Ramirez on a street in the small town of Shenandoah last summer.

Scully is charged in juvenile court with aggravated assault and ethnic intimidation. He testified Tuesday against two friends facing adult charges in connection with the fatal beating of the 25-year-old factory worker and farmhand.

Seventeen-year-old Brandon Piekarsky is charged with third-degree murder and 19-year-old Derrick Donchak with aggravated assault. Prosecutors call it a hate crime.

Scully says a fourth teen, Colin Walsh, knocked Ramirez out. He says Piekarsky kicked him while Ramirez lay unconscious in the street.


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  • by Wilma Location: philly, PA on May 2, 2009 at 06:34 PM
    Another reason to be proud of the under 21 crowd! Way to go! I'm sure your parents just brag about your accomplishments!!!
  • by Mike on May 2, 2009 at 06:22 PM
    Turn em loose.If Mr.ILLEGAL wouldve been where he shouldve been(mexico)He would still be alive.
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