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Fil-Am honor student brutally beaten in San Jose mall

/ 02:17 AM March 18, 2015
2-Christian-Rasner

Christian Rasner, 17, was brutally beaten and is still in a drug-induced coma.

SAN JOSE, California – Filipino American Christian Rasnerr, 17, is still in critical condition after suffering a brutal beating from two unidentified men in a parking lot near Westfield Valley Fair Mall on March 11.

Rasner is in a drug-induced coma at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. A hospital spokesperson said his vital signs are still unstable. His mother, Maria, is from Cebu City.

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Police said the third-year high school honor student was at the mall with a friend when two men approached and asked if they belonged to a gang.

The youths tried to flee but the attackers caught up with them in the parking lot.

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Rasner’s father, Greg, said his son denied any gang affiliation, but the men still attacked him, causing severe head injuries.

A gofundme.com account has been set up for Rasner. Anyone with information about the case can contact San Jose police at 408-277-4161.

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