Winthrop teen accused of pummeling developmentally disabled man, fracturing his jaw

Anthony Gallo, 17, of Winthrop is accused of severely beating a developmentally disabled man. Photo via Suffolk DA
Anthony Gallo, 17, of Winthrop is accused of severely beating a developmentally disabled man. Photo via Suffolk DA

A Winthrop teen was arraigned yesterday for allegedly beating a developmentally-disabled man so badly that the victim’s jaw was fractured, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

Shortly after surrendering himself on a warrant obtained by Winthrop Police, Anthony B. Gallo, 17, was formally charged in East Boston District Court with assault and battery and causing injury while violating a person’s civil rights.

“This was an utterly shameful example of unprovoked violence against a person who could not defend himself,” Conley said. “It was the act of a coward and a bully.”

Assistant District Attorney Kevin McCarthy recommended that Gallo be held on $5,000 cash bail and, if he posts that amount, orders that he stay away from the victim and scene of the crime, wear a GPS monitoring device, abide by a 7 p.m. to 7  a.m. curfew, and remain alcohol-free.

Judge Roberto Ronquillo, Jr., released Gallo on his own recognizance but did impose the stay-away order and an order to remain alcohol-free.

Gallo is accused of punching the 59-year-old victim in the face on the night of Aug. 6 in the area of 70 Pauline St. Based on the victim’s statements, the use of surveillance images from nearby cameras, and interviews with witnesses,

Winthrop Police learned that the victim encountered Gallo and two other young men in a parking lot, where the youths were drinking and shaking a car. The victim told the youths to stop what they were doing.

Instead, prosecutors say, they three engaged the victim in a verbal altercation, during which Gallo allegedly used epithets referring to the victim’s disability and punched the victim in the face.

The victim notified authorities of the incident the following afternoon, when he arrived at the Winthrop Police Department in pain from the injuries he’d sustained several hours earlier. Winthrop Police called for medical assistance and the victim was taken first to Whidden Memorial Hospital and then to Massachusetts General Hospital for treatment.

Gallo was represented by attorney Anthony Lochiatto. He will return to court on Oct. 1.

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