Update on Feb. 26:

The Mirror can now confirm that the man who John Mara ’13 allegedly hit over the head with a bottle last New Year’s Eve is a classmate of the suspect, though his name has not yet been publicly released.

The charge against Mara that he inflicted life-threatening injuries to another student in 2013’s first early morning hours is considered first-degree assault – the sentence for which can be up to 16 years in prison. Mara posted his bail of $150,000 shortly after his arrest last Friday.

Mara, whose uncle is the owner of the New York Giants, declined comment on Monday morning when approached by The Mirror.  His arraignment in Bridgeport Superior Court is scheduled for March 8 where he will also face a charge for breach of peace.

On Sunday, USA Today reported police saying that the victim sustained “injuries that required immediate surgery.” Fairfield Police has ignored Mirror inquiry as of Tuesday night.

Fairfield Beach Road, where the incident allegedly took place, runs through a coastal community where roughly 300 Fairfield seniors lease homes about three miles from campus.


Original posting on Feb. 25:

A Fairfield University student has been charged with first-degree assault and more for allegedly causing life-threatening injuries to another individual last New Year’s Eve, according to the Associated Press.

Senior John Mara was arrested on Friday by Fairfield police for allegedly hitting someone in the head with a bottle at a New Year’s Eve party last December on Fairfield Beach Road.

After his arrest, Mara subsequently posted $150,000 bail, according to the Associated Press. In addition to first-degree assault, Mara faces charges for breach of peace. He is scheduled to appear in court for arraignment on March 8th.

The name of the victim and whether or not they are a University student has not yet been publicly identified by Fairfield police at this point in time.

Mara is the nephew of John Mara, owner of the New York Giants.

Mara refused to comment Monday morning when approached by The Mirror.

Correction: The original posting said the event in question took allegedly took place last December. It happened in the early hours of January. 

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