Arrests Made In Tim McGraw Concert Beating
The victim of the attack has been identified as Michael Skehill. He was allegedly attacked by four other men and almost beaten to death by the men in the crowd. He was then airlifted and taken immediately into surgery at nearby Boston Medical Center.
“He would have died,” Skehill’s mother tells WCVB-TV a Boston news station. “He had lost two liters of blood and, basically, he would have died.” She says that a security guard and an EMT saved her son from the attack.
Officers identified the four men as Perry M. DiMascio II, 20, Kevin J. Anderson, 21, Brendan C. McCulloch, 22 and Michael J. Adams, 21. Two other suspects' names were not released by authorities. DiMascio is being held without bail due to other cases. The other suspects were being held on $5,000 bail. The men were arraigned at Attleboro District Court on Friday, July 29.
Skehill remains in serious condition, but doctors predict the young man to make a full recovery. The beating is said to have started over a girl and made worse by alcohol consumption. All those arrested in the case face assault charges; all felonies.
DiMascio and Anderson were additionally charged with assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon: a shod foot, for allegedly kicking the victim.
Police said the young men blindsided Skehill near the top of the lawn section during the concert Sunday night. Skehill's mother said he doesn't remember much about the attack.
Police said witnesses "disgusted" by the attack came forward naming the accused assailants, all described as men in their early 20s. Skehill said if not for their help, it's unlikely arrests would have been made.