Massachusetts Bashing Victim: Head Trauma, Wired Jaw, Partially Blind & Deaf

“Two Gloucester brothers were arrested yesterday in the beating of a man outside a Gloucester bar Saturday morning, an attack that family and friends are calling a hate crime. Gloucester police charged Jonathan Chadwick, 23, and his brother William, 21, with aggravated assault and battery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon in the beating of Justin Goodwin, 33, of Salem. He was beaten outside Old Timer’s Tavern on Rogers Street at about 12:30 a.m. Goodwin, who underwent nearly 10 hours of surgery Sunday for severe head trauma at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, was first transported to Beverly Hospital following the beating, said Anna Vaters, a close friend who communicated with Goodwin in the hospital yesterday through written notes. Goodwin suffered injuries to his jaw, nose, cheekbone, and eye sockets, family members said. He cannot see out of his right eye or hear out of his right ear. His jaw will be wired shut for about two months, family members said.” [Boston Globe]