Ricardo Portillo

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Teen Who Fatally Punched Ref Charged With Homicide

District attorney wants to try him as an adult

(Newser) - Family and friends honored the memory of Utah soccer referee Ricardo Portillo at an emotional funeral service yesterday just hours after the teenager who punched him before he fell into a coma was charged with homicide by assault. The charge, issued when an attack unintentionally causes death, is less serious... More »

Soccer Ref Dies After Punch From Player

Ricardo Portillo had slipped into a coma after Utah teen hit him

(Newser) - A 46-year-old soccer referee who was punched by a teenage player during a game and later slipped into a coma has died, police said. Ricardo Portillo of Salt Lake City passed away at the hospital, where he was being treated following the assault last weekend, a police spokesman said last... More »

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