FIRST ON 3: Teen allegedly beat by boyfriend opens eyes, communicates with friends
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The latest on a 17-year-old girl police say her boyfriend beat her so badly she had to have brain surgery and be put in a medically-induced coma.
Hannah Connaway’s friend Claudene Williams says she has opened her eyes and is communicating with friends and family. They say she was talking in a hoarse voice, telling them she loves them and is happy to see them.
Williams says Hannah seems confused but keeps on smiling.
A hospital spokeswoman says Connaway is in fair condition.
Her alleged attacker, 18-year-old Michael Hutton is still in jail under a $1,000,000 bond. He denied our request for a jailhouse interview today.
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