Who was Diego Stolz?
Diego Stolz was a young school student who was reportedly attacked and repeatedly punched by two classmate boys in the yard of Landmark Middle School in September 2019 as they have now been sentenced to probation, according to reports.
Cellphone video showed Stolz being punched repeatedly before falling and hitting his head on a pillar.
How old was Diego Stolz?
Stolz was 13 years old at the time of death.
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Cellphone video filmed by another student captured the teenagers punching Stolz repeatedly, reported the Press-Enterprise. One of the teens hit Stolz in the head from behind, causing them to fall and hit his head against a pillar, losing consciousness.
Despite Stolz now lying on the ground unmoving, the two teenagers continued to punch him.
He never regained consciousness and was pronounced dead nine days later, according to the Press-Enterprise.
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Stolz’s family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against his attackers and against the Moreno Valley Unified School District. They claimed that Landmark’s Assistant Principal Kamilah O’Connor was told days before the incident that the boys were bullying Stolz, the Press-Enterprise reported.
The family claims O’Connor promised to suspend the boys but they were at school on the day of the attack.
A month and a half after the violent beating took place, O’Connor and Principal Scott Walker were replaced
Who Killed Diego Stolz? Attackers
The 14-year-olds, whose names have not been identified, ‘made admissions’ to charges of involuntary manslaughter. A judge ruled on Friday that the pair will have to undergo 150 hours of community service, enroll in therapy and attend a character-building program, reported the Press-Enterprise.
During his ruling, Riverside County Superior Court Judge Roger A Luebs rejected the Probation Department’s recommendation for jail time.
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The defendants each spent 47 days in juvenile hall and Luebs said he felt locking them up with adult criminals would be harmful, according to KABC.
He said that he was required by law to give the least restrictive sentence to juvenile defendants but to still make sure they are rehabilitated.
A judge has decided that two juvenile boys who beat to death 13 y/o Moreno Valley middle school student Diego Stolz in 2019 will NOT be sentenced to any jail time, and will instead be given 150 hours of community service and probation.https://t.co/7auwiHfCST
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) March 26, 2021
The boys are due back in Juvenile Court on June 25 for a progress report and have been warned that if they do not comply with the terms of their probation, they will be sent back to juvenile hall.
Diego Stolz Bullies
Since Stolz’s death, the Moreno Valley Unified School District has changed how it responds to reports of bullying, according to The Press-Enterprise. Administrators are now accountable to follow through on reports and assistant principals have to undergo a new training program.