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Ramirez Hearing Pushed Back to January

The 20-year-old is on trial in relation to the death of his friend, Brandon Giordano.

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The 20-year-old driver whose accident took the life of an Oxford High School student will not learn his fate until January, Derby Superior Court clerks informed Patch Monday.

It's the second time the case has been continued, after Eric Ramirez last appeared briefly in court in November. Ramirez will appear in court Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, clerks said.

In March 2012, Ramirez fled from a Seymour police officer attempting to pull him over for his illegal blue undercarriage lights, leading the officer on a chase from Seymour into Oxford on Route 67. The subsequent crash took the life of 15-year-old Brandon Giordano

Giordano's mother, Angela Borrelli, has called for Ramirez to be spared prison time.

"I think that he’s already living in his own internal jail," she said in November. "This is like his brother ... Brandon and him were very, very close. He’s already suffering every day. What good is jail going to do? The emotional hell he’s living in for the rest of his life is enough."

A plea deal was discussed in the case, but has not been made public.

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