Trial Begins for Brutal Beating in Monroe County

Victim feels lucky to be alive

STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - A man is still recovering from a random and brutal assault that put him in a week-long coma three summers ago.

At 23 years old, he had to learn how to walk, talk and eat all over again. And on Wednesday he faced another difficult battle; seeing the two men allegedly responsible.

Prosecutors called five witnesses to testify against Dyshawn Mack and Malik Clark for day one of their joint trial in Monroe County. They are both charged with Attempted Homicide.

On a summer night in July 2014, a college party was winding down at a house on Prospect Street in East Stroudsburg.

Suddenly, a group of men nobody knew walked into the house wearing red and black. After awhile, one of them allegedly yelled the word "squad" and they began assaulting everyone at the party.

"It's been an interesting trial," says Robert Saurman, Dyshawn Mack's defense attorney.

On the stand, one witness who was at the party that night says he watched Frankie Lomuscio get sucker punched to the ground.

Dyshawn Mack and Malik Clark then allegedly started kicking Lomuscio in the face.

"I don't understand why this even happened. My son didn't even know these two men," says Cathy Lomuscio, Frankie's mother.

An EMT testified Lomuscio was unconscious and barely breathing. He was flown to the hospital and was in a coma for a week.

"I saw my son dying in a bed. Laying in a bed dying in the hospital," says Cathy Lomuscio with tears in her eyes.

Based on his knowledge and expertise, a trooper testified he believes Mack and Clark were involved in a street gang.

A DNA analyst also took the stand and says a Chicago Bulls hat left at the college house matches Clark's DNA.

"Frankie was horribly injured and that is a tragedy, but my client didn't do it," Saurman adds.

Today, Frankie is thankful to be alive.

His mother adds, "it's a miracle my son even walked through these courtroom doors today. He's a blessed miracle. I will never forget a day in my life what they did to my son."

Malik Clark's attorney declined to comment.

We're told there are more witnesses taking the stand when trial resumes Thursday morning at 9 a.m.

Dyshawn Mack is out on bail while Malik Clark is still behind bars. There's no word if either will take the stand Thursday.

According to court records, Mack and Clark have both been involved in jail fights since their arrests.


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