NEW ORLEANS (CBS) – A second young man has been arrested in connection with the brutal beating of two Boston area tourists in New Orleans last weekend.
Joshua Simmons, 18, was taken into custody Tuesday, a day after 21-year-old Dejuan Paul was arrested. Investigators say a total of four men were involved and they have identified the other two they’re still looking for.READ MORE: Vietnam Memorial In Boston's Fenway Rose Garden Vandalized
James Curran and Tim Byrne were walking in the French Quarter heading back to their hotel just before 9 p.m. Saturday when they were knocked to the ground by two men.
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Both were robbed of their phones and wallets before all four thieves ran away. Byrne remains in a coma in critical condition. Curran is out of the hospital.MORE NEWS: 'They Put Children In Danger': Understaffed New Hampshire Camp Quinebarge Shuts Down After 6 Days
They were in New Orleans for the General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association, the annual meeting of the liberal religious association.