STOCKTON, Calif. (CBS/AP) Six California teenagers are being held on $3.5 million bail each after being charged in the death of a 14-year-old boy who was beaten and stomped at a Stockton city park.
Police say the victim, Rin Ros, of Stockton, went into cardiac arrest and died at a local hospital Friday a few hours after he was pulled from a car and jumped by a gang of other boys at Panella Park.
The suspects range in age from 14 to 19, yet all were charged with murder as adults during their arraignments on Monday.
The only adult suspect has been identified as 19-year-old Michael Muy, CBS affiliate KOVR reports.
A San Joaquin County deputy district attorney says she could not a remember a homicide case involving defendants so numerous and so young.
A youth leader at Rin's apartment complex says the boy's head and chest were swollen when she tried to revive him.
"There's gang overtones and there's a good possibility this will become gang related," Stockton Police Officer Pete Smith told KOVR.