Our friend Daniel Rodrigue, once a writer here and now a journalism teacher at DCCCD's Brookhaven College, sent word this morning that one of his students, Derek Madrigal, was the victim of a vicious beating on the beaches of South Padre Island over spring break. The story is popping up in the media this morning -- NBC has it, and the News just blogged it -- but Rodrigue tells us his friends, and the cops, are hoping people see the video and can identify the people involved.
Madrigal, 21, is reportedly in the ICU and has already undergone multiple surgeries for as many as nine stab wounds. The video was first posted to LiveLeak.com.
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