"The facts were consistent. There was a group of boys harassing Mr. Saavedra, repeatedly threatening Mr. Saavedra, on the day this incident happened,” Saavedra's attorney Donald Day said. “Not one boy, but a group of boys had threatened physical violence."
In his testimony at the trial, Saavedra testified that Nuno told him, "Today's the day" — meaning they were going to fight — when he got on the bus. Nuno then followed him off the bus and a group of students circled the two, egging them on, according to reports.
Saavedra said he told Nuno he didn't want to fight, but Nuno hit him in the back of the head and continued to punch him.
Saavedra's team also had anti-bullying experts
testify. "There were no winners today, and the Saavedra family is devastated over the tragedy. The family's hope is that the schools take a more active role in stopping the escalating bullying violence that is occurring across the country," Saavedra's family said in a statement.http://www.google.es/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=jorge%20saavedra%2C&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CDYQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Farticles.nydailynews.com%2F2012-01-05%2Fnews%2F30595165_1_face-murder-charges-killing-bus&ei=6kBlT_G0LIXL0QX0rMWvCA&usg=AFQjCNFljxHt47mep1mDaOdlQ5V76nuxcQ