Man in coma, family wants justice for beating
BATON ROUGE - The nephew of a man who was beaten unconscious says he's going to take matters into his own hands if police can't serve justice to the people responsible.
"I'm going to do it myself," said Len Nguyen. "If the law cannot do it, I'm going to do it myself."
Nguyen's uncle, Wang Nguyen, was outside Saigon Billiards on Florida Blvd. last month. Family members said he was beaten. His injuries were so severe, up until a couple of days ago, he was breathing with the help of a machine. Doctors had to cut open his skull to operate and now he is in a coma at the hospital.
Loved ones told WBRZ it was a big price to pay for a small debt.
"They say that the people that hit on him, they say my uncle owe him $30," said Nguyen. "This man doesn't even know who he is no more. Come on, he's a hard-working man."
Surveillance cameras in the shopping center captured who did this and that video is in the hands of the police. BRPD said it is still processing evidence.