• Three Men Charged With Beating of Marine Reservist in Old Pasadena


    PASADENA (CNS) – Three men were charged today in connection with the beating of a Marine reservist who was attacked outside a restaurant in Old Town Pasadena and died a day later.

    Fernando Sabino Ramirez, 25, was charged with involuntary manslaughter and assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury. Jonas Cardenas Ramos, 24, and Angel Christopher Moroyoqui, 21, were each charged with assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

    They are accused in the early Monday attack on 25-year-old Joshua Martinez in the 100 block of East Colorado Boulevard. Martinez was taken to a hospital, where he died Tuesday.

    Ramos and Moroyoqui pleaded not guilty today, while Ramirez was due in court Thursday for arraignment.

    Pasadena police received a 911 call about a combative subject inside a restaurant in the 100 block of East Colorado Boulevard, near Marengo Avenue, at 12:50 a.m. Monday. Fifty seconds later, another caller from the same location said a man was injured in the street, according to Pasadena police.

    Joshua Martinez was taken to Huntington Memorial Hospital with head injuries, and he died at 1:20 a.m. Tuesday, police said.

    Just before 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, Pasadena police learned from an El Monte area hospital that two men — who turned out to be Ramos and Moroyoqui — had been admitted with stab wounds they reportedly suffered during a fight in Old Town.

    A third person, Bania Aguirre, 24, of El Monte, was with the two men and was arrested on suspicion of being an accessory after the fact, but he was not charged today.

    Ramirez was arrested around 5 p.m. Tuesday, according to jail records.

    Ramirez faces up to nine years in prison if convicted, while Ramos and Moroyoqui each face up to four years, according to prosecutors.

    Martinez was an active Marine Reservist at Camp Pendleton.

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