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Case Closed in Attack of Donna Teen

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Posted: Feb 25, 2013 9:24 PM

Updated: Feb 25, 2013 10:04 PM

DONNA - Corpus Christi police have closed the case of a brutal beating of a Donna high school student.

Police said they have no leads or suspects. The attack happened during a football game in November, 2012.

Kristopher Yanes is still healing after the beating that sent him into surgery.

"He had internal bleeding in his head. He was bleeding. He had surgery ... not only his head, his right shoulder and his left jaw. It was pretty bad," the boy's father, Hugo Yanez, said.

The elder Yanez said his son has not been the same since the attack.

"His grades have gone down badly. That's a concern for me. I don't know if it has to do with what he went through," he said.

"I'm scared he's going to go into a depression, because he's been locked too much in his room, his light off," the father said.

Kristopher was blindsided by at least two punches at a high school football game. Corpus Christi Independent School District Police Chief Kirby Warnke met with the Yanez family on Friday.

He told CHANNEL 5 NEWS the case has been closed due to a lack of any material witnesses.

Hugo Yanez hopes someone will come forward with information on the case.

"Let's put this thing to rest. Let's get my son back together and let's do something about it," he said.

The father said he will speak with Donna Crime Stoppers program coordinators to get a reward put together for information to find his son's attacker.

Warnke said his department may reopen the case if they get new information. He said there is a 20-year statue of limitations on aggravated assault.

Anyone with information on the assault is asked to call the Corpus Christi ISD Crime Stoppers at 361-289-9247.

Topics: hugo yanez, krystopher yanez, kirby warnke

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