- Associated Press - Friday, February 7, 2014

SALEM, Mass. (AP) - A New Jersey man charged with randomly attacking other students at the Massachusetts college he attended has been held without bail.

Dillon DeStefano was held pending a hearing to determine whether he is a danger to society after pleading not guilty Thursday to two counts of aggravated assault and battery.

Authorities say the 19-year-old DeStefano, of Riverdale, N.J., punched two fellow Endicott College students between 1:30 a.m. and 2:30 a.m. Sunday. One suffered a broken jaw and another had a shattered eye socket.

A third student was attacked but no charges have been filed.

Authorities tell The Salem News (https://bit.ly/1catqPt ) the unprovoked attacks may have been an example of the “knockout game,” in which people randomly punch strangers.

DeStefano’s lawyer had no comment, saying he is still preparing his case.

___

Information from: The Salem (Mass.) News, https://www.salemnews.com

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide