Ryan Nichols Coale Indicted for Murder of Another Teen on Anaheim Junior High Court
Around 7 p.m. on March 19, Coale was playing handball with three friends on the north side athletic courts at Sycamore, where 19-year-old Edgar Cervantes of Riverside was playing basketball with four friends.
As Cervantes prepared to leave, he ran into someone he'd had confrontations with in the past, according to a statement from the DA's office, which continues to allege a shouting match escalated into a fight between the two groups that resulted in Coale whipping out out a small knife and plunging it into the chest of Cervantes.
The bloodied man's friends rushed him to Anaheim Memorial Hospital and called 9-1-1 to report the stabbing. Cervantes died at the hospital.