A fistfight between two men at a York party on Dec. 30, 2013, led to the shooting death of 19-year-old Carlos Ramos-Diaz, according to York City Police.
Now, Ruben Delvalles-Vincente, 30, is on trial in York County Common Pleas Court for first-degree murder and criminal conspiracy. His co-defendant, Victor Gamalier Martinez-Raices, 22, has waived his right to a speedy trial. Charges remain pending against him.
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According to police, Ramos-Diaz was shot around 2 a.m. at a family birthday party in the 1000 block of East Philadelphia Street.Investigators were told by witnesses that Ramos-Diaz and Delvalles-Vincente got into an argument and Delvalles-Vincente pulled a gun. Ramos-Diaz grabbed Delvalles-Vincente’s arm and started punching him in the face.
The owner of the home grabbed the gun and told the men to leave before handing the gun to Martinez-Raices.
The fight continued outside and Ramos-Diaz’ girlfriend told police she saw Martinez-Raices hand the gun back toDelvalles-Vincente, who then shot Ramos-Diaz several times.
York County Chief Deputy Prosecutor David Sunday and deputy prosecutor R.J. Fisher are representing the commonwealth.
Kevin Hoffman is counsel for Delvalles-Vincente and George Marros is counsel for Martinez-Raices.
Judge Thomas H. Kelley VI is presiding.
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