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Victim in Vicious Mob Attack Headed Home Friday

Steven Utash is “doing so much better” and “is almost back to his old self,” his family said.

Steven Utash will be released Friday from a rehabilitation center at Detroit Medical Center, his family said Tuesday. (Photo: Help Steven Utash Facebook page)
Steven Utash will be released Friday from a rehabilitation center at Detroit Medical Center, his family said Tuesday. (Photo: Help Steven Utash Facebook page)

Steven Utash, who was beaten to the brink of death in an April 2 mob attack that sparked outrage across the country, will be going home later this week, his family said.

Utash’s daughter, Mandi Emerick, said in an Instagram post Tuesday that her father is “doing so much better” and “is almost back to his old self,” The Detroit News reports.

Utash was transferred from St. John’s Hospital to the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, a center that focuses on neurological and memory injuries at the Detroit Medical Center, earlier this month.

The 54-year-old Clinton Township tree trimmer suffered severe head trauma after the beating, which occurred when he stopped to help a 10-year-old boy he had accidentally hit with his pickup truck.

Emerick said her father no longer requires around-the-clock care in his room. “We are overjoyed that he is okay,” she wrote. She said he will be released on Friday.

Last week, his family said he had no memory of the attack, but was physically improving.

Four adults have been charged with assault with intent to commit murder, and a 16-year-old juvenile has been charged with assault and ethnic intimidation.
joe smoe May 13, 2014 at 08:41 PM
Only FIVE were arrested? Out of 12 - 14 that took part in the beating? Where were/are the race-baiters: Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, obama? If the victim was black, those pussies would be front and center, for the past 6 weeks. A bunch of useless, racist, useless trash. Especially obama.
RON Ostrodamus May 13, 2014 at 11:44 PM
They need to be put away until they will need a cane like poor Mike will. Now maybe some will understand why we need to control these thugs who behave just like a pack of wild animals, and I mean control by any means necessary. Enough of blaming their plight on fatherless homes and trying to "reform" the poor wittle kids, poor kids my ass. Easy on Obama, he did not turn out as bad as Nixon at least. What I do not like about him is his willingness to play both sides of the street and he is really not from either side if you look at his record in Chicago as a member in good standing of the Chicago machine where he was acting the Tom to get the white vote one minute, and the home boy from Africa the next though he was really a born to the manor albeit brilliant phony who loved the racist and anti semitic Reverend Wright.
Robert May 17, 2014 at 09:41 AM
We just need to hold back welfare checks to anyone living within five blocks of where this eating occurred until they give up the others. These animals will quickly turn on one another if they have no money to buy booze, drugs, and hip hop downloads.

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