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GoFundMe Page To Help Family Of Spring Valley Assault Victim

A friend and former co-worker of Spring Valley teen Ruben Torres, who died Saturday from injuries sustained during a reported robbery attempt, has set up a fund for his funeral expenses and to help Torres' family. Photo Credit: GoFundMe.com
Jiwan Coleman, 16, of Spring Valley, has been charged with murder in connection with the beating death of another village teenager, Ruben Torres. Photo Credit: Spring Valley Police

SPRING VALLEY, N.Y. -- A former co-worker and friend has set up a fund for the family of a Spring Valley teen who died after being severely beaten in an apparent robbery attempt.

Guatemala native Ruben Suchite Torres, 18,  found unconscious on a street in the Rockland County village in late June,  succumbed to his injuries on Saturday, July 3, according to a report by lohud.com.

The Rockland County District Attorney's Office announced Wednesday that the 16-year-old suspect, Jiwan Coleman,  has been indicted on murder and robbery charges, according to lohud.com.

He is being held on $3.5 million bail.

Police are now saying they believe Torres was attacked with a rock, the lohud.com story said.

Dany Marroquin, 28, who worked with the victim at the Nanuet Hotel & Restaurant, set up a GoFundMe account to cover Torres’ funeral expenses and to aid his grieving family.

So far it has surpassed its initial goal of $5,000 and, as of Tuesday, had raised $7,855.

Marroquin praised Torres as a responsible kid and a hard worker who had to overcome a lot of hardships.

Torres was attending high school and washing dishes several nights a week to help support his family.

Marroquin said the teen’s mother, Victoria Torres, and brothers still live in Guatemala.

He shared a studio apartment in Spring Valley with his father, Mario Suchite Garcia, his friend said.

To donate to the Torres GoFundMe campaign, click here.

To read the lohud.com article, click here.

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