Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Brutal Attack Leads To Hendry Arrest
Two Teen Suspects In Brutal Hendry Beating
On March 22, 2209, Hendry County Sheriff Deputies met with Jose Rosado who reported that his stepson had been brutally beaten.
Other victims and witnesses reported that they had just left a party at a friends house and were walking home when they suddenly heard someone running up behind them as the they turned around to see who it was they were attacked. Rosado was hospitalized with severe injuries.
Investigator Fernando and Sgt. Perry Short spoke with victims who were able to identify 19 year old Benjamin Daley as one of the suspects and "Will", later identified as 15 year old William Thomas through photo line-ups.
On March 26, 2009 Investigator Hernandez located and arrested 15 year old William Thomas and charged him with Aggravated Battery and Aggravated Battery - Cause bodily harm or disability
The investigation continues in this case as Hendry County Sheriff's Investigators have information that this may have been an unprovoked racially motivated attack.
Photo Above: William Thomas