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Riverwalk Augusta beating victim returned home Tuesday

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 6:41 PM
Last updated 9:43 PM
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The victim of a May 3 brutal beating on Riverwalk Augusta returned home Tuesday.

Wesley Spires, of Edgefield, S.C., was discharged from Walton Rehabilitation, where he was treated for about two weeks after his release from Georgia Regents Medical Center, his cousin Michelle Birt said.

Spires and Ashley Solesbee, of North Augusta, were robbed and beaten with a metal bat while sitting on a bench near the former Fort Discovery on the riverwalk.

Spires suffered a skull fracture and broken hand. Solesbee was released from the hospital May 6.

Kevin Devonte Richardson and Robey Eugene Moses, both 21, were charged in the attack.

Spires will continue outpatient physical therapy at Walton Rehabilitation, Birt said.

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seenitB4
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seenitB4 06/20/13 - 07:42 am
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So glad you are back at home

This incident really bothered me....made me want to beat the snot out of the jerk.....sometimes it takes earth moving incidents like this to stir the emotions TO DO SOMETHING....either clean up the walk or close it...
I wish good luck & good health in your future...YOU SIR are a real hero in my eyes.

my.voice
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my.voice 06/20/13 - 08:37 am
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I wonder if there is anything

I wonder if there is anything we can DO for this family?

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 06/20/13 - 08:59 am
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There was a fund set up at

There was a fund set up at Georgia Bank and Trust to help with medical expenses.

MTBer
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MTBer 06/20/13 - 09:28 am
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Fundraisers and bank accounts

There have been several fundraising events for Wesley in the Edgefield County area, and bank accounts have been set up in his name at SRP Federal Credit Union, First Citizens, Southern B&T, in addition to the already-mentioned Georgia B&T.

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rmwhitley 06/20/13 - 09:33 am
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God bless Mr. Spires
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and Ms. Solesbee and God damn richardson and moses, if found guilty.

lifelongresident
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lifelongresident 06/20/13 - 12:23 pm
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"he's racist "fo sayin dat a
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"he's racist "fo sayin dat a black mahin attack dem fo sho, we all no dat it were da KKK dat attack dem peepo and not black mahin..he was at home in he prah-jeck house countin he foo stamps and he rock to sell he be innasent and a fine upstanding sit-ah-zin fo sho ahhh doooo"

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