Carter Strange returned home this week.
The State reported:
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Carter Strange, savagely beaten in Five Points last week by a group of youths, is back home with his parents in the Hollywood-Rose Hill neighborhood.
Strange can walk and talk but faces a long recovery due to severe injuries to his face and head. Doctors operated to remove a blood clot from his brain. Now, he must take special care not to jolt his head; on the right side, a 3-inch gash is closed with 15 staples.
A slender young man – about 6 feet, 2 inches tall and 130 pounds – Strange told a reporter he remembers nothing about the attack. “Pretty much all I remember is the guys finding me,” he said.
“As far as getting around some now, I’m doing fine,” said Strange, who has multiple fractures around his cheek bones and eyes.
“He gets tired though,” said his mother, Vicki Strange, 44, sitting beside her son on a couch in their home. “He’s not sleeping good, and he has headaches.
“God was looking out for him. He’s healed faster than they thought; he’s healed better than they thought. They thought there was going to be brain damage. There is none.”
Strange’s return home over the weekend is just one of several developments in a case that – because of the different races of the victim and attackers, and their young ages – has shocked many in the Columbia area, and sparked state and national attention…
…19-year-old Tyheem Henrey was “identified from video surveillance of the incident and implicated by co-defendants,” a warrant in the case says. Henrey, 6 feet, 2 inches tall and 221 pounds, was “punching and kicking” Strange repeatedly, “causing serious life threatening injuries to (the) victim,” the warrant says.
Closed circuit TV cameras caught the attackers as they walked around Columbia, South Carolina, late on Monday night. (Daily Mail)