No Charges Filed in After-School Fight That Left 10-Year-Old Girl Dead
There won't be any criminal charges filed in the case of a 10-year-old girl who died just hours after being kneed in the forehead during an after-school fight with an 11-year-old girl.Joanna Ramos died about six hours after she and another classmate got into a fight over a boy in an alley near Willard Elementary School in Long Beach. The coroner said Ramos died from blunt trauma to the head and ruled her death a homicide.
The District Attorney's office made the announcement today that it wouldn't be filing any charges against the girl who got in a fight with Ramos, according to City News Service.
The office didn't explain why it wasn't pursuing charges, but the Long Beach police issued a statement today saying the case was "a fight between two children that ended with unintended and tragic results, and the Long Beach Police Department hopes that its conclusion brings some peace to both families involved, as well as the community."