Men sentenced to 9 years in immigrant's beating death
Luis Ramirez was on life support for three days after a street brawl in July 2009.
February 23rd, 2011
01:36 PM ET

Men sentenced to 9 years in immigrant's beating death

Two Pennsylvania men convicted of a hate crime in the beating death of an undocumented Mexican immigrant were each sentenced Wednesday to nine years behind bars, the U.S. District Court said.

Derrick Donchak, of Shenandoah, and Brandon Piekarsky, of Shenandoah Heights, were found guilty in October of several federal charges, including hate crimes and depriving Luis Ramirez of his civil rights.

The two were acquitted of murder charges in state court and convicted of
simple assault.

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  1. Patty

    Hey RUFFNUTT!!

    I nitice U R posting on every blog!! Don't U Have a life?

    I am an American Born In the USA But, I worked all over Latin American and lived In Mexico. The people R Humble hardworking, Family oriented. Those guys should have gotten more jail time or at least put them in room with a trained Mexican figher Or better still drop them off in Juarez, they won't last a day. So stop being so stupid and ugly.
    AND I AM A COP!!!

    February 25, 2011 at 12:17 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • RUFFNUTT

      I don't understand Patty why you're calling me stupid and ugly here. I'm the true RUFFNUTT and I agree with you fully and I'm certainly not bigoted!!!

      February 25, 2011 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  2. raven

    And on THAT note , I rest my case .

    February 25, 2011 at 12:21 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. angelino

    The greatness of a nation is measured by the way its people treats the most vulnerable among it. Judging by that standard, and the miserable, small-minded comments posted here, this country's journey to hell in a handbasket is in full swing.

    February 25, 2011 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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