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Riverwalk Augusta attack victim in fair condition

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A 27-year-old man attacked on Riverwalk Augusta earlier this month is now in fair condition, according to a Georgia Regents Medical Center spokeswoman.

Wesley Spires, of Edgefield, S.C., and his date, 25-year-old Ashley Solesbee, of North Augusta, were attacked about 11 p.m. May 3 while sitting on a bench at the riverwalk.

Spires was taken to the hospital in critical condition and put in an induced coma. Solesbee was released a few days after the assault. Both had facial factures and head wounds. Spires also suffered a skull facture and broken hand.

Hospital spokeswoman LaTina Emerson confirmed Thursday that Spires is listed in fair condition, which means that a patient has stable vital signs, is “conscious and uncomfortable” and will have “minor complications,” she said.

Richmond County authorities arrested two men, Kevin D. Richardson and Robey E. Moses, both 21, in connection with the attack and charged both with two counts aggravated assault and two counts robbery by force.

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rmwhitley 05/31/13 - 07:54 am
I believe

the naacp should vigorously sue Mr. Spires and his companion for having the audacity to walk on the Riverwalk. Everyone knows that predatorial animals, backed by this group, feed on unsuspecting prey in environments deemed safe.

curly123053 05/31/13 - 10:10 am
Hate Crime Pure & Simple

The ones who did this should not ever see the outside of a prison for a long time. Mr. Spires is likely to have a lifetime of medical problems related to this attack. The justice system had better do it's job in this case. I pray for both victims of this hate crime.

MarinerMan 05/31/13 - 09:20 am
We Can't Do What Should Be Done

A baseball bat across the face, causing the same damage as the victims. Then let them both get reconstruction, and then let them live with the same pains that the victims will endure the rest of their lives. Difference being, they will live in jail for the rest of their lives. Guess these are two that the 100 Black Men of Augusta didn't "get to". The one problem with prison is that these bags of yak-squeeze will not be able to pay back for their victim's medical bills.

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