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Teen charged with homicide by assault in ref death

Updated: May 8, 2013, 11:00 PM ET
Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY -- Family and friends honored the memory of a Utah soccer referee at an emotional funeral service Wednesday evening just hours after the teenager who punched him before he fell into a coma was charged with homicide by assault.

After an afternoon wake at a community center, a group of men carried a wooden casket with the remains of Ricardo Portillo in silence about a quarter mile to a nearby Catholic church. There, about 200 people -- most wearing white shirts -- listened ...

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