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Loved Ones Mourn Tragic Death Of Soccer Referee
Family and friends gathered at a candlelight vigil on the front lawn of Ricardo Portillo's Salt Lake City home to honor the longtime soccer referee who died after being punched in the head by a disgruntled player.

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A mourner light candles at a makeshift memorial before a news conference by the family to discuss the death of Ricardo Portillo, who passed away after injuries he sustained after an assault by a soccer player at a soccer game he was refereeing on April 27, in Salt Lake City on Sunday, May 5, 2013. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Kim Raff)
(THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE2013)

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Johana Portillo-Lopez, daughter of Ricardo Portillo, becomes emotional as she speaks about her father's death during a news conference in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Kim Raff)

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Friends and family visit a vigil set up for Ricardo Portillo in Salt Lake City on Sunday, May 5, 2013. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Kim Raff) 

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Friends and family hold signs and candles during a news conference to talk about the death of Ricardo Portillo, who passed away after injuries he sustained after an assault by a soccer player at a soccer game he was refereeing on April 27, in Salt Lake City on Sunday, May 5, 2013. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Kim Raff)

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Antonio Lopez, from left, with Juan Munoz, and Johana Portillo-Lopez, daughter of Ricardo Portillo, who died after injuries following an assault by a soccer player on April 27, becomes emotional after a news conference discussing Portillo's death, Sunday, May 5, 2013, in Salt Lake City. Police have accused a 17-year-old player in an April 27 recreational soccer league game of punching Portillo after he called a foul on him and issued him a yellow card. Portillo died Saturday after a week in a coma. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Kim Raff) DESERET NEWS OUT; LOCAL TV OUT; MAGS OUT.

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Alex Flores, left, and Silvia Castro place candles at a vigil for Ricardo Portillo, who passed away after injuries he sustained after an assault by a soccer player at a soccer game he was refereeing on April 27, in Salt Lake City on Sunday, May 5, 2013. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Kim Raff)

Loved Ones Mourn Tragic Death Of Soccer Referee

Family and friends gathered at a candlelight vigil on the front lawn of Ricardo Portillo's Salt Lake City home to honor the longtime soccer referee who died after being punched in the head by a disgruntled player.

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