A man assaulted and carjacked by teens in Baltimore County earlier this month faces up to six months of recovery, his wife said.
Baltimore County police said a group of teens stopped outside the 69-year-old man’s Parkville home Jan. 3 and “violently attacked” him before taking his car. Four of the teens have been charged, three of them as adults.
One teen, who police said struck the man in his car, is charged with attempted second-degree murder. Police are still working to identify the other two suspects involved.
The victim, Jim Willinghan, remains at the hospital, and his recovery is expected to take between three and six months, said his wife, Barbara Willinghan. His right hand was run over during the attack, his wife said.
“This has been a very trying experience,” she said.
The couple’s neighbor, Jessica Bristol, 35, said she she’s visited her neighbor at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.
“His spirits were really good. He was grateful to be alive,” she said.
She said she was devastated when she learned about the attack.
“I just wanted to cry. My heart sank into my stomach,” she said.
She said Jim Willinghan was a presence in the neighborhood, walking his dog or working in the yard.
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