Weymouth teen arrested for brutal bat attack
WEYMOUTH, Mass. (WHDH) -- Thomas Curtin-Hiltz, 19, is a dropout with a criminal record and now he’s facing an attempted murder charge after a brutal attack with a baseball bat Friday night.
The victim, also 19, is a senior at Weymouth High School. Joseph Jordan has a serious head injury after the two fought.
“He said he was going to smash his head like a tomato and it would be the last daylight he ever seen,” said Brian Jordan, the victim’s father.
Jordan said his son came to the suspect's mother's house with a few friends Friday looking to speak with a 15-year-old, who had dated his sister.
“He went there to protect his sister. His sister was being abused by a friend of the Hiltz,” said
Police said a group seven young men came out of house armed, one with a baseball bat, and others with police-style batons and nunchucks.
Police arrested both Curtin-Hiltz and the 15-year-old boyfriend. He faces similar charges in juvenile court.
The 14-year-old Jordan girl was in court and told me off-camera she appreciates her brother for trying to help her.
The suspect's mother cried during her son's arraignment and later declined an interview at her house.
A defense attorney told the judge Curtin-Hiltz was simply defending his turf.
“He was outside his own house, on his own property, defending himself, his friends, and his house from a group of teenagers that had clearly come looking for a fight,” said Ethan Yankowitz, defense attorney.
Curtin-Hiltz is being held without bail. A judge finding he likely violated the terms of probation with this attack. He was arrested in January 2012 for assaulting someone with a knife.