Death of girl, 10, after school fight under review


Salon Staff
March 31, 2012 2:00AM (UTC)

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles County district attorney's office is reviewing the case of a 10-year-old girl who died following an after-school fight to determine if charges should be filed against her opponent.

District attorney spokeswoman Shiara Davila-Morales said Friday that Long Beach police gave their investigation into Joanna Ramos' death to prosecutors on March 13.

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Prosecutors have not yet determined whether to file charges in the Feb. 24 fight.

Joanna died at a hospital about six hours after fighting with another girl, whose name has not been made public.

Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter says there is a security hold on Joanna's case and he could not release any autopsy results.


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