Skip to comments.Three teens charged with killing Hoboken man in violent game of 'knockout,' authorities say
Posted on 09/23/2013 7:36:33 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
Three teenagers were charged for the murder of a homeless Hoboken man who authorities claim was the victim of a violent game called knockout.
The boys, two 13-year-olds and a 14-year-old, allegedly followed Ralph Erick Santiago, 46, on Third St. before one of the teens threw a punch at the victims head on Sept. 10, prosecutors said.
Santiago fell back from the blow and collapsed onto an iron fence, where he died after his neck was wedged between two posts, police said.
He was just a loving person, cared about everybody, very spiritual, his cousin, who declined to give his name, told CBS News. And it just wasnt deserved.
The three suspects, who were not identified because they are juveniles, turned themselves in after police released surveillance pictures of them near the scene.
They were being held without bail at the Hudson County Youth Detention Center after they were arraigned on murder charges Friday.
Investigators believe the teens, who live in Jersey City, were playing a violent game that involves randomly attacking innocent pedestrians in an effort to knock the victim out with one punch.
Relatives told the Jersey Journal that Santiago, a former break dancer and gymnast, was disabled after a similar attack in the Bronx nearly three decades ago.
Santiago was walking with his then-wife, Tracy Squillini, when she told the paper he was attacked outside a public housing complex.
The brutes repeatedly pounded Santiagos head into the sidewalk before they left him lying unconscious on the street, Squillini said.
The attack put Santiago in a month-long coma, and left him permanantly brain-damaged. He underwent years of physical therapy and needed medication to prevent seizures, Squillini said.
Santiago and Squillini later divorced, but the couple shared a son together.
I loved him. Not in that romantic way anymore, but because he was truly my friend, Squillini said. Santiago last spoke to his son a year ago, when the disabled man was evicted from his apartment.
Squillini said the family was relieved that the arrests had been made, but she wants to see justice served.
Until theres a conviction, Im not going to feel that closure, she told CBS News.
If we don’t stop George Zimmerman, this stuff is just going to continue!
Just call 'em OBAMA KIDS!!
There have been some cases where they have attacked other blacks, mainly elderly blacks. Just as sick as any other attack.
Oooooh, those poor little Trayvons, where are their elementary school photos? They must have been stalked by another gay cracker. LOL, wait and see what happens when the defense team get this case. I’m sure their parents will copyright their names so they can sell stuff.
“Squillini said the family was relieved that the arrests had been made, but she wants to see justice served”
Not going to happen. Obamas’ sons will walk by the time they are 18 and then get to do it to someone else. The animals would simply be shot along with their parent(s) in a just world.
Based on the testimonies of those that could comment on Santiago ... Satan stalked a good man and took him out.
It is not difficult to step back and look at a broad picture of the planet.
EVIL seems to be the guiding force behind almost all killings .. especially the murderous muzzies.
Evil is personified in Satan and I believe people can be posessed by evil ... whether Satan himself or one of his demons.
Be that as it may ... there is no randomness nor circumstance behind good people being murdered ... it is EVIL'S emboldened onslaught of Christians and good people.
Three decades ago some punks did to this guy what Trayvon was doing to Zimmerman. This is only going to get worse until the people get enough of it and THEY become afraid to come out at night.
Only one class of "teen" plays Knockout King.
Put ‘em a woodchipper feet first.
I think a “game” this vile deserves the death penalty, even for minors.
That’s right!These”Kids”are merely”Expressing”themselves!!I wonder if they happen to be of”The Darker Persuasion”?
“There have been some cases where they have attacked other blacks, mainly elderly blacks. Just as sick as any other attack.”
Any links? Would be a man bites dog story if true.
The only blacks who play the knockout game are gay blacks. Any black playing the knockout game is a faggot. Spread the word.
Who may also be accurately described as “Holder Youth” after Obama’s AG who has openly stated that Federal Hate Crime laws DO NOT protect white Americans from racially motivated violence.
The only blacks who play the knockout game are dead blacks. The Second Amendment works. Spread the word.
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