The tiny seaport town of Gloucester,
Massachusetts – about 30 miles north of Boston – was rocked
Saturday by a violent attack on a gay man.
Two brothers have been arrested for the
beating of Justin Goodwin, 33, of Salem reports The Boston Globe.
Goodwin, a gay man, was beaten outside
Old Timer's Tavern after being removed from the bar. Reports say his
attackers shouted anti-gay slurs as they shattered his jaw and broke
his nose, an eye socket and a cheek bone. The damage required nearly
ten hours of surgery Sunday at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston and
Goodwin is expected to undergo further surgery. His jaw will be
wired shut for about two months, family members said.
Gloucester police arrested two brothers
Monday in connection with the crime. Johnathan Chadwick, 23, and
William Chadwick, 21, were charged with aggravated assault and
battery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
Goodwin claims he was approached by a
group of about five men yelling gay-slurs when he arrived at the
tavern with his sister, Kalem, and her boyfriend. The bar's bouncer
decided to toss out everyone involved in the incident, including
Goodwin, through a back door that led into an alleyway.