SEGUIN, Texas - A Seguin teenager is in critical condition after being beaten by a baseball bat in a random attack.
Manuel Joe Sandoval, 18, has been arrested for the attack.
Moses Sandoval, not related to Manuel, had been outside talking with a friend Sunday night when he exchanged words with Manuel which police say set him off. Investigators say Moses was at the wrong place at the wrong time because Manuel was in a rage after being in a fight at another location.
An anonymous tip led police to Manuel who has been arrested for injury to a child causing serious bodily injury.
This is little comfort for the boy’s mother who says her son suffered massive head trauma. The teen is heavily sedated and in critical condition in an Austin hospital.
Emily Sandoval said, "His head was fractured and all his face the part that carries the eye is fractured. I want justice and hope that this never happens to any other mom."
Another young man who was with the suspect at the time of the beating has not been charged.