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‘Look how they left him’

Brutal beating of immigrant, charges against six boys bring alarms in Lynn

Teofila Merida said she can’t fathom why anyone beat her son Damian, who came here from Guatemala as a teen. Teofila Merida said she can’t fathom why anyone beat her son Damian, who came here from Guatemala as a teen. (Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff)
By Maria Sacchetti
Globe Staff / September 11, 2009

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Damian Merida was the seventh of 11 children born in a thatched-roof house with a dirt floor in Guatemala. He was just a boy when he left, following his brothers to the United States because their village had little food, no medicine, no work, and no future. (Full article: 1314 words)

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