• Winthrop teen accused of fracturing disabled man's jaw


    WINTHROP, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- A 17-year-old from Winthrop is accused of beating a disabled man to the point of breaking his jaw.

    Anthony Gallo was arraigned Thursday on charges that include assault and battery and causing injury while violating a person's civil rights.

    Investigators allege Gallo punched a 59-year-old man in the face near 70 Pauline Street in Winthrop on Aug. 6. They claim surveillance video and witness interviews indicate the victim was attacked after telling Gallo and two others to stop what they were doing when he encountered the group drinking and shaking a car inside a parking lot. Gallo is accused of making inappropriate references to the victim's disability and punching the victim in the face after the group engaged in an argument with him.

    The victim was taken to Whidden Memorial Hospital and then transferred to Mass. General Hospital for treatment. He later contacted police regarding the alleged assault.

    Gallo was ordered held on $5,000 bail. If he posts bail, he must stay away from the victim and the scene of the crime, wear a GPS monitoring device, remain alcohol free, and abide by a 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. curfew.

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