WOBURN, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) – A 28-year-old Hopkinton man has been arraigned on a charge of assaulting a disabled person and causing serious bodily injury.
Terrence Vogel, of Hopkinton, was released on personal recognizance with the condition that he have no contact with and stay away from the victim following his appearance Monday in Middlesex Superior Court, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan announced.
Authorities say they were called on Nov. 17, 2012, to the Woodville Rod and Gun Club in Hopkinton, where they found the unidentified victim suffering from several injuries. According to authorities, Vogel and the victim, longtime friends, were at a neighborhood party at the club when they went outside to talk about some difficulties they were having in their friendship. During that conversation, authorities said Vogel became angry and pushed the victim to the ground forcefully, causing him to strike his head on the pavement.
The victim had previously suffered a spinal cord injury and was permanently disabled, which impacted his mobility. Authorities said that as a result of being pushed to the pavement, the victim was knocked unconscious and suffered a temporal bone fracture, bilateral and frontal contusions, a small subdural hematoma, an occipital scalp laceration, a right hemotympanum and resulting hearing loss.
Vogel is due back in court on Oct. 3 for a pre-trial hearing.