A 13 year-old boy named Diego was killed by an attack from two other 13 year-olds at Moreno Valley Landmark Middle School in California.
Cell phone video of the incident shows Diego talking with his first attacker.
The attacker’s name has been kept private due to his age.
The young man suddenly punches Diego in the side of the face.
Just horrific https://t.co/sjwJRL3dFm— Paulotics (@myapaulogies) October 3, 2019
So terrible! Heartbreaking! His parents must be, I can’t imagine— MAGA-KAGLMRod49❌ (@Lrod49) October 3, 2019
Diego stumbles backward, and a second student steps forward to punch Diego yet again.
This time, Diego falls to the ground, striking his head on a stone pillar as he goes down.
Poor kid— I (@tweetybird_1717) October 3, 2019
So very tragic.— Britbabe@skwhite17 (@Britbabeskwhit1) October 4, 2019
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement that Diego has been labeled “clinically dead” by doctors “as a result of injuries sustained in the attack.”
I hope those boys go to juvie for a long time. Idiots.— Throwing Toilets (@ThrowTheToilet) October 4, 2019
The two teens who assaulted Diego face charges of “voluntary manslaughter” as well as counts of “assault likely to produce great bodily injury.”
At least one boy has denied the charges and is scheduled for a pretrial on November 1, 2019.
Good. When you attack, your to yhe head, intention is to inflict harm, injury and potential fatality. This is the right decision. They knew beating him in the head would cause severe injury. Since there was ongoing bullying against Diego, the school must also be charged.— Julie Ann - Live Free or Die (@NHHome12) October 3, 2019
Dead is still dead...10 years in prison!— 🇺🇸Steve Davis (@oldcdfchief) October 3, 2019
His peers have commented to the local news station, KTLA, that Diego was often the target of bullying, both at school and online.
Humans are the dumbest creatures on the planet.— JL (@Jaymz411) October 4, 2019
Violence never leads to anything good and, as these teens have found out, it can sometimes lead to regrets you’ll hold for the rest of your life. It’s always better to avoid it altogether.
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