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3 Men Charged With Fatal Beating Of Marine Outside Pasadena Restaurant

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PASADENA (CBSLA.com) — Three men were formally charged Wednesday with the fatal beating of a Marine reservist outside an Old Town Pasadena restaurant early Monday.

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 Moroyiqui, 21, were each charged with assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury, said the District Attorney’s Office.

All three are accused in an early Monday attack on 25-year-old Joshua Martinez in the 100 block of East Colorado Boulevard.

Martinez was an active Marine Reservist at Camp Pendleton. He was taken to a hospital and succumbed to his injuries — including blunt force head trauma — on Tuesday.

Ramos and Moroyoqui pleaded not guilty today, while Ramirez was due to be arraigned tomorrow.

Pasadena police received a 911 call about a combative subject inside a restaurant, near Marengo Avenue, at 12:50 a.m. Monday. Less than a minute later, another caller from the same location said a man was injured in the street, according to Pasadena police.

Just before 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, Pasadena police learned that two men — now identified as Ramos and Moroyoqui — had been admitted to an El Monte area hospital with stab wounds they reportedly sustained during an altercation 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, who was arrested around 5 p.m. Tuesday, faces up to nine years in prison if convicted. Ramos and Moroyoqui each face up to four years, according to prosecutors.

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