Brutal Beating in New Martinsville
Just saw this story on 7 news: Brutal Beating in New Martinsville Posted on YouTube: A 19-year-old was kicked in the ribs, punched in the face as he lay defenseless on the ground in New Martinsville. Perhaps even more disturbing, the brutal beating was taped and then put on YouTube. The video is posted here, but the be aware that the content is graphic. The man police say is responsible for that beating is 20-year old Johnathan Johnson and he's charged with malicious wounding. He's currently lodged in the Northern Regional Jail. The victim was treated at the Wetzel County Hospital for his injuries. The big question is who was taping this beating, Chief Tim Cecil tells WTRF**** the photographer may be charged as well. If you can help police, you're advised to the call the New Martinsville Police Department.
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