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Fatal punch strikes fear in Mattapan: Neighbors wary of ‘rowdy bunch’
Residents of a tight-knit Mattapan neighborhood are living in fear of roving teen thugs after a 41-year-old dad died from a sucker punch allegedly delivered by one of the local punks.
Michael Hansbury, a father of a 7-year-old boy, died yesterday, a week after he was brutally and unexpectedly slugged in the face by a teenager on Monson Street. Hansbury, an avid fisherman and golfer who worked for Stop & Shop for years, fell to the ground, slamming his head on the pavement, police said.
He suffered severe head injuries and never awoke after the 11:30 p.m. assault on June 5, leaving relatives and neighbors reeling from the vicious attack, which a witness said appeared unprovoked.
Neighbors said a group of teens has been wreaking havoc in the neighborhood of late, shooting out windows with BB guns, threatening people and vandalizing property. In December, four teens beat and robbed another teenager on nearby Caddy Road, snatching the victim’s MBTA bus pass and his earring, according to police.
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