Emotional Testimony During Brutal Beating Trial

Victim alive 'by a miracle'

STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - It was day two of a joint trial for a pair of Monroe County men accused of brutally beating a stranger. The assault happened three years ago, but in court it was clear emotions still run high.

Dyshawn Mack and Malik Clark are both charged with Attempted Homicide. Neither took the stand in their own defenses. Prosecutors called a total of seven witnesses, while the defense called one.

Carlo Lomuscio will never forget the day he walked into the hospital room and saw his unconscious son covered in tubes.

"It's the most terrifying thing that could ever happen to any mother or father," says Carlo Lomuscio, Frankie's father.

After a week Frankie woke up, but he wasn't the same. On the stand, Carlo compared his then 22-year-old son to a baby who couldn't remember how to walk, talk, eat or shower.

He adds, "it's just like why, why? Why would this happen to us?"

A forensic pathologist also testified and told jurors he's shocked Frankie survived. He compared Frankie to a dead person, saying he was in the deepest coma possible.

"It was a horrible, horrible thing that happened to him," says Robert Saurman, Dyshawn Mack's defense attorney.

Investigators say three summers ago, a college party was winding down at a house on Prospect Street in East Stroudsburg. Suddenly, a group of men nobody knew walked in and eventually began sucker punching everyone at the party.

Frankie was hit in the jaw, went unconscious, and fell to the floor. Then, Dyshawn Mack and Malik Clark allegedly started repeatedly kicking him in the head.

"I feel like I'm being maliciously prosecuted," Dyshawn Mack said on his way out of court.

Dyshawn Mack says he's innocent and his attorney agrees.

"There's only one eyewitness testimony that puts my client even in the building, let alone causing any injury. And that person has a ton of factual errors," Saurman adds.

On the stand, a forensic pathologist said Frankie will be severely disabled for life.

But this fighter plans to once again overcome the odds.

"Hopefully justice will serve," adds Carlo Lomuscio.

Malik Clark's attorney declined to comment. Closing arguments begin Friday morning, then the jury starts deliberating.

After their arrests, Dyshawn Mack and Malik Clark were both charged in separate jail fights.

Mack posted bail while Clark remains behind bars.


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