A school fight between elementary girls over a boy has led to the death of a 10-year-old.
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A Los Angeles County Coroner's Office spokesperson says a 10-year-old Long Beach girl who fought with another girl on Friday died of blunt force trauma to the head. Joanna Ramos died a short time later.
Authorities now say this is a homicide investigation.
Hours after getting her nose bloodied in a fight with another girl at Willard Elementary School in Long Beach, Joanna told her mother she felt sick.
"My daughter started complaining, saying she doesn't feel good, let's go home, so we went to home and I changed her clothes, and she go to sleep, that's the only thing that I know," Joanna's mother, Cecilia Villanueva said. "We took her to the hospital but it was too late. She was in a coma."
Ramos died at a Long Beach hospital at 9 p.m. Friday, about six hours after the fight in an alley, police said Saturday.
The medical community says while rare, a fatal punch can and does happen.
Joanna Ramos, 10, died from blunt force trauma after emergency surgery for a blood clot on her brain, investigators and family members said. As far as police can tell, the blow did not come from a weapon, or a wall, or a windshield, but only the fists of another young girl, who is 11, whom she fought hours earlier.
While the specific circumstances of Joanna's death are especially tragic and extremely unusual, medical experts said a blow in just the right spot can often prove fatal.
"This is rare, in that I've never seen it in a female, certainly not in a female adolescent," said Dr. Keith Black, a neurosurgeon at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.