Governor Seeks Federal Charges In Immigrant Death
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell (rehn-DEL') wants the Department of Justice to file federal charges against two teenagers in the fatal beating of a Mexican immigrant.
In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday, Rendell urges the Department of Justice to pursue civil rights charges against the white teenagers from Shenandoah (shen-uhn-DOH'- uh), a small blue-collar town.
Earlier this month, a Schuylkill (SKOO'-kul) County jury acquitted the 17-year-old and 19-year-old of charges including murder and ethnic intimidation but convicted them of simple assault.
Two other teens have pleaded guilty in connection with the attack.