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Eyewitnesses are saying at least a dozen men were present when Abelino Mazariego was brutally beaten to death by two Summit teenagers last weekend and at least one of them, a 19-year-old young man, has come forward to speak out about what he saw.
One of the teens present at the site of the senseless beating caught it on video with his cell phone, The Star-Ledger reported. Another witness to the attack, Alex Ruiz, said he was in the Summit Promenade with a bunch of friends when he saw Mazariego, who had no shirt on, sitting on a bench.
Ruiz went on to say that the 17-year-old, whose identity has not been released, sat down next to the man on the bench while another stood behind Mazariego, grabbed what appears in the video, to be the man's T-shirt and pulled it over his face. That's when the beating began. Ruiz said the 17-year-old punched Mazariego in the face and head knocking him unconscious instantly.