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Utah prosecutor weighs charges in soccer ref death

Updated: May 6, 2013, 6:03 PM ET
Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY -- A Utah prosecutor said Monday he plans to decide soon what charges to file against a teenager accused of punching a soccer referee who later died after slipping into a weeklong coma.

Authorities say the 17-year-old struck Ricardo Portillo in the head last month during a recreational league match after the referee called a penalty against him.

Hours later, the 46-year-old went into a coma. He never regained consciousness and died Saturday. An autopsy was performed ...

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