Vigil tonight for Graham grad beaten with crowbar


A Graham High School graduate is in stable condition today in a Toledo-area hospital after being assaulted with a crowbar.

The Norwalk Reflector is reporting that Austin Thornton, 19, was taken by a medical helicopter to Mercy St. Vincent in Toldeo with severe head trauma and blunt trauma to his torso. Emergency crews responded to the scene around 12:30 a.m. Monday in the 100 block of Ohio 99 in Willard.

Thornton was in critical condition Tuesday, and he is being kept sedated, according to the family. A candlelight vigil will be held for him tonight at St. Paris Park at the fields beginning at 8 p.m. St. Paris Embroidery is also selling T-shirts for $10 to help cover his medical expenses.

Two people have been arrested and are being charged with the crime. Of the suspects is accused of htting Thornton in the head with the crowbar, according to the Norwalk Reflector.

Thornton is a 2012 graduate of Graham High School, where he played soccer and football.


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