McShea sentenced to five years in 2011 beating
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John McShea, 18, of Bayonne was sentenced Friday to five years in state prison for his role in the beating of Dawid Strucinski on July 3, 2011.

McShea, who was the last of 11 defendants to be sentenced and the only given time in jail, was among a pack of teens that attacked Strucinski during group dispute near the Quick Chek on Broadway in the early morning hours. Strucinski, a very popular resident of Bayonne and then a student at Rutgers University, apparently tried to break up a dispute and became the target of attack that left him in a coma for almost a month. Though he regained consciousness, reports say he has become withdrawn and still needs help with dressing and eating.

McShea pleaded guilty in October to second-degree aggravated assault and received a five-year sentence from Hudson County Superior Court Judge Paul DePascale on Feb. 22, less than the maximum seven-years he could have received.

A statement issued to the court said that Strucinski’s family is in financial straits in an attempt to pay the medical bills and are on the verge of losing their home. Family members, according to published reports, may be preparing a civil suit against the attackers. – Al Sullivan

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john mcshea
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August 30, 2013
I am the father of john and am truly sorry this happened to david but you his parents as well its also a shame that my son was the only person involved in this crime punished for his bad behavior and actions my son is not a bad kid he made a bad choice and will pay for it for the rest of his life .. im truly sorry for what has happened to your son but i also lost mine for the next five years while the rest of those involved walk away scott free im looking deeper into this case because my son was not they only perpetrator here im sure alcahol was involved on both parties my sons will do his time and have a feloney conviction for life hes not a bad son just made a bad mistake like your son he has to suffer and deal with his actions if you decide to persue civil case make sure john is not the only one you persue there are others and i will stick by my son througb this rough ordeal once again truly am sorry for whats happened t o your son and for your problems but your not the only parent wheno lost something that night sincerley john mcshea