Two High School Students Sent To Hospital After Fight
POSTED: Monday, February 21, 2011 - 6:50pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - 9:36am
LAS CRUCES - A fight that broke out over the weekend in Las Cruces left one teenager recovering from stab wounds and another in critical condition after he was hit over the head.
Jerry Zamarripa is a football player and a senior at Onate High; he is still in ICU at University Medical Center.
Anthony Sena, also a senior at Onate, is now doing better and is no longer in the ICU. We talked with one of the victims, Anthony Sena, and he said it all began when he tried to break up a fight at a party this weekend. He said he saw someone get punched, ran over to help, and the next he knew, he was stabbed on the left side of his torso.
Sena is doing better, but his friend Zamarripa, is still not responding. We spoke with some of Zamarripa's uncles and they said he was hit over the head with a baseball bat at the party early Sunday morning in the 8700 block of Tammy Lane.
Surgeons removed part of Zamarripa's skull to keep his brain from swelling. His family says he's still not responding, but they're hoping for the best.
Sena says he didn't recognize the person who stabbed him, and didn't see Zamarripa get attacked either.
The Dona Ana County Sheriff's Office says they won't comment on part of this investigation - not even if they've made any arrests. But good news is, Sena says he'll be released from the hospital in a few days.