October 26, 2010

Two Found Guilty of Hate Crimes Related to Death of Immigrant

Two men on trial in a Pennsylvania federal court in connection with the beating death of an undocumented Mexican immigrant have been found guilty on all counts, including hate crimes.  Derrick M. Donchak, 20, and Brandon J. Piekarsky, 18, had previously been acquitted of murder charges in state court and convicted of simple assault.  Donchak and Piekarsky were charged in federal court with hate crimes and depriving Luis Ramirez of his civil rights.  Witnesses that […]