SPRING, Texas - A Spring mother said her son is in the hospital after being attacked by three men while walking to Kroger.
Police said Connor Murray, 21, was attacked about 8:30 p.m. Monday.
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"He was walking to the store, and he said he felt as if they had followed him from Monteith (Drive) for a little while and he put his headphones on," said Spring resident and mother Carey Murray.
Connor Murray, who has dreams of becoming a park ranger, is now fighting to recover at Memorial Herman Hospital in The Woodlands.
"All of a sudden they were on top of him and they just started kicking him in the head," Carey Murray said.
She said it happened at the corner of Postwood Green Lane and Cypresswood Drive. The three men didn't ask for his wallet or phone, nor did they take anything from him, she said.
"They just kicked him over and over in the head," Murray said.
However, a woman, whom she is now calling an "angel," stopped the men.
"She honked her horn until they stopped. She then took Connor into her car," Murray said. "I hate to think what would've happened if she wasn't there. Had he been kicked a couple inches above in the temple, we'd be talking about [death]."
Murray said her son was lucky to be alive, though, he has a broken and dislocated jaw.
"One side is floating," she said. "One side they can fix, the other he will have to live with."
Doctors told her Connor will have to deal with pain for the rest of his life. He will need facial reconstruction, which is scheduled for Wednesday.
Police said the investigation is ongoing. They have made no arrests, but are asking those who have seen anything to call Crime Stoppers.
Carey said she hopes that the senseless violence comes to an end.
"Why hurt people? I don't understand the violence, for whatever the reason was, we as a human race have got to learn to love each other," Murray said.
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