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Friday, Nov 22 2013 04:40 PM

Two arrested in connection with beating that left man with head injury


Two men have been arrested on suspicion of crimes including attempted murder in connection with an early October beating that left a man with a serious head injury.

David Gregory Marquez, 34, and Martin Jay Williams, 28, both of Bakersfield, are alleged to have assaulted a man and woman Oct. 3 at the Blessing Corner Retreat at 906 Union Ave., police said. Both victims were struck in the head with a wooden chair leg at the facility during a disagreement over a debt.

The woman suffered minor to moderate injuries and was treated and released. The man suffered bleeding on the brain and was placed in a medically induced coma.

The man recovered and was released from the hospital Tuesday.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the BPD at 327-7111.

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