Many people in Minnesota have experienced conflict with others. The responses to the conflict can vary depending on its cause and those involved. Unfortunately, police say that an altercation left one man fighting for his life and another facing assault charges.
The incident is said to have happened on a day in early September, near the Minnesota State Fair. According to reports, a 48-year-old man was discovered beaten at an intersection. He allegedly suffered swelling and bleeding on his brain and required surgery. Unfortunately, he reportedly developed an infection following the surgery that forced him to spend more time in the hospital.
Claims regarding the alleged altercation that led to the man’s hospitalization differ. Some witnesses claim that the alleged victim walked by a home with a group of people gathered on the porch. The group on the porch allegedly called the victim and his group “gay slurs.” However, the 21-year-old man accused of assault claims that the victim’s group first called the other group slurs. Many of the events leading up to the man’s injuries are unclear.
Unfortunately, the younger man is now accused of assault. If convicted, he could spend up to 20 years in prison as well as face a significant fine. Because of the seriousness of the accusations against the Minnesota man, he now faces multiple life-changing decisions. Often, people without legal training feel unprepared to make these decisions on their own. As such, they may choose to turn to an experienced professional for guidance as they navigate the criminal justice system.