EXPIRED: 04/28/10 – Adrian Ramos,19, was just a kid. But he was already a TV veteran, having been on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” more than a decade earlier doing magic tricks as ‘El Magnifico.’
Ramos also spent the last ten years regularly performing at Hollywood’s Magic Castle and doing charity events. He liked seeing the wonder in other people’s eyes as they tried to figure out how he did a trick.
But more recently Ramos was pursuing his new love, guitar. And he was walking home from classes at Fullerton College when he was robbed by a small gang of hoods.
They took his wallet. And his life.
Ramos was a mile from home. And less than 30 miles from where he once performed for Jay Leno on the stage of the Tonight Show just 10 years earlier.