Home Videos Photos
PerezHilton CocoPerez Health & Body Britney Real Housewives PerezTV Contact Perez

Teen Who Punched & KILLED Referee Ricardo Portillo Is Being Charged With Homicide By Assault!

| Filed under: Wacky, Tacky & TrueLegal MattersSad SadViolence

ricardo portillo soccer died punched face death killed hospital call yellow card  opt(1)

And he deserves to get whatever else is coming to him!

Earlier this week, we reported that a Utah teen punched longtime ref, Ricardo Portillo in the face after he issued him a yellow card, which unfortunately led to his death, and now that justice has to do it's thing, the teenager was charged with homicide by assault.

According to the Salt Lake County District Attorney, Sim Gill, the 17-year-old will be tried as an adult, which makes sense because what he did was awful!!

The teen has been spending time in juvenile detention since April 27, which is when the horrifying event went down, and taking into mind that a homicide by assault charge is not as serrrrious as manslaughter, he can still face up to five years in prison.

On another note, Portillo's funeral services are taking place today, and after the ceremony is over, the late ref's remains are set to be shipped off to his hometown of Guadalajara, Mexico.

It's sad that Ricardo's life had to end this way. No one should ever be put in danger for just doing their job!!

Our condolences go out to Portillo's family and friends.

May he rest in peace.

[Image via AP Images.]

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Email this  »
All The Times Zayn Had Trouble Adjusting To The Spotlight!
Controversial Fashion Figures: Dolce & Gabbana, John Galliano, Coco Chanel, And More!
10 Celebrities Who Were Behind The Wheel In Deadly Car Crashes
From Drugs To Murder: Hollywood's Darkest Celebrity Moments
Stars Who Were Kicked Off Their Shows For Bad Behavior!
It's Lauren Conrad's Birthday And She Can Cry If She Wants To!

2 comments to “Teen Who Punched & KILLED Referee Ricardo Portillo Is Being Charged With Homicide By Assault!”



  1. 1

    Awesome news! I believe this kid should get life in prison or the death penalty



  2. 2

    only 5 years? and thats "up to" are you kidding? It should be more like 25-50 years. DEATH IS DEATH by the hands of someone. Dumb F*CKING KID.