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Assaulted MSU Student Cases Moves Forward


The investigations of two high-profile assaults involving MSU students off campus is moving forward.

About three weeks ago, the Carmack family made claims made that suggest MSU student athletes beat up Brandon at an off-campus party. In a written statement, the Carmacks say: "They left him for dead," and that he suffered stab wounds on his head and arm, bruises all over his body, broken ribs, a broken nose in two places and stitches in his lip from the brutal attack.

"They tackled me and I was on the ground defenseless in a fetal position. While I was getting hit and kicked several times, I got stabbed with something metal in my brain and stabbed with keys," said Brandon Carmack.

Ingham County Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings III won't say much about the case, but is confident we'll know more about who did this to Brandon soon.

"Let me put it this way, I think something will happen this week on it, for sure," said Dunnings. (Reporter) In the Brandon Carmack case, do you foresee charges being filed? (Dunnings) "This week. Yes."

Bob Carmack told me his son Brandon is currently not in school because he's worried about his safety. He says his son is doing better, but is still recovering from his injuries. The family didn't wish to speak on camera, but said to check back with them on Friday.

It's still unclear who will be charged.


In the second case, Prosecutor Dunnings says there's no reason to believe last month's attack on Zachary Tennen is a hate crime.

Tennen, a sophomore at MSU, originally claimed he was beat up at an off-campus party because he is Jewish. Dunnings says not one person interviewed by police supports those allegations and that he'll make a decision whether or not to charge the suspect accused of hitting Tennen after he receives more information from East Lansing Police.

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