29 Feb '12, 10am

Death of US girl after school fight ruled homicide

Death of US girl after school fight ruled homicide

A photo of Joanna Ramos, 10, with a note, is left at a memorial outside Willard Elementary school in Long Beach, California on Monday, Feb 27, 2012. Ramos, who died after a fight with an 11-year-old in an alley near their elementary school underwent emergency surgery for a blood clot on her brain before her death, her sister said Monday. -- PHOTO: AP LONG BEACH, California (AP) - What started as an after-school fight between two young girls over a boy turned into a homicide investigation on Monday, when authorities said a 10-year-old died of a head injury after the confrontation. Blunt force trauma killed Joanna Ramos, who collapsed at home after Friday's fight, coroner's Lieutenant Fred Corral said. The girl's older sister said Joanna died after surgery for a blood clot on the brain hours after the fight in an alley with an 11-year-old girl. Joanna had started vomiting an...

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