The 21-year-old Brookhaven College student who was brutally beaten on the shores of South Padre Island is relieved that the last of his attackers was arrested this week.
Law enforcement officials have captured one of Texas’ Most Wanted — a man wanted for his involvement in the South Padre Island beating of North Texas college student Derek “D.J.” Madrigal.
Derek Madrigal received a hero’s welcome when he walked into Brookhaven College Tuesday morning. The visit was bittersweet since he had to withdraw for the semester, to focus on recovering from a vicious beating that happened in South Padre.
It was relentless and brutal, and it was all captured on cell-phone video. Derek Madrigal of Dallas is recovering in a hospital after he was stabbed nine times and beaten with coolers.
After his son was brutally attacked on South Padre Island, the father of a Dallas college student is now looking for justice.