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Harmon beating details emerging

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WHILE an 18-year-old man beaten up Sunday morning in front of Vons Chicken Restaurant in Harmon remains in critical condition, details of the brutal beating are slowly starting to emerge.

A GMH nursing supervisor said Cameron Masnayon underwent surgery on Sunday and was on life support.

Daniel Alan Rosal, Michael Gregory Rosal Jr., William Crisostomo San Nicolas Jr. and Christian Lastimoza were arrested in connection with the alleged attack.

However, Lastimoza was released after it was determined he was a key witness.

The other three were all charged with aggravated assault as a second degree felony in court yesterday.

Court documents state Lastimoza is a friend of Masnayon and was trying to help him at the time of the reported beating.

Lastimoza informed investigators that “three men had driven up to Vons restaurant and directly at the victim, whereupon a fight broke out. Two of the men beat up the victim while the third approached Lastimoza and held him off with a knife.”

The assailants were later identified to be the Rosals and San Nicolas.

Lastimoza was attacked by all three and knocked down. However, he managed to get away. The Rosals and San Nicolas were apprehended and questioned. Daniel Rosal admitted in court documents that he “continuously kicked the victim while [Michael] Rosal struck the victim several times in the head with a baseball bat.”

Daniel Rosal also told officers that San Nicolas fought with Lastimoza.

Michael Rosal stated in court documents that “he had struck the victim more than three times in the head with a baseball bat [and] had also struck the victim in the right rib cage with a broken piece of a wooden rake handle.”

The Rosals and San Nicolas were each charged with $100,000 cash bail. They are now detained at the Territorial Detention Facility and have a preliminary hearing in 10 days.

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