Eugene Man Brutally Beaten

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EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene man is in the hospital with head trauma after being brutally attacked at his apartment complex.

EPD launched a criminal investigation into the beating. The 29-year-old man was kicked multiple times in the head. This injury is even more devastating because it isn’t the first time he was almost beat to death.

“I love him deeply, and I don’t know what would happen if I would have lost him,” said the victim’s fiancĂ© Dawn LeCompte.

She says it happened early Sunday morning. They were at home when they heard a noisy group on the street that they think was coming from a local bar.

“I heard a lot of yelling and vulgarity outside and I heard Bill on the balcony asking them to shut up because there were people trying to sleep,” said LeCompte said.

She says McNamara took the elevator down from their apartment at the Willamette Garden Apartments to confront them.

“I saw two men come out of the building all mocho like they had accomplished something, and then I saw a woman come out and say don’t you think enough is enough,” LeCompte said.

She found McNamara beaten. He had a fractured skull fractured and brain bleeding.

“In less than a minute their whole world was destroyed,” said Shiloh Maruska, McNamara’s friend and next door neighbor.

Maruska says she questions the safety of their apartments.

“I have always had safety concerns here. I have always felt like I have had to take extra precautions,” Maruska said.

It’s been five days since the attack and still no one knows who did it.

“I never thought he would have to experience something like this again,” LeCompte said.

She says again because when McNamara was 16 he was attacked and beaten by four men. Since then, he’s had to use a service dog for his anxiety and seizures.

“Bill is a loving man, and he doesn’t wish harm on anyone,” LeCompte said.

McNamara doesn’t have health insurance, so a donation account is set up at Umpqua Bank.

“I just want prayer especially that he will make a full recovery and the support if they can donate anything to help. That would be very much appreciated,” LeCompte said.

We left a message with the property management company but have not heard back.

EPD says no one has been arrested in this case, but the violent crimes unit is investigating.

You can donate toward McNamara’s medical bills by going to any Umpqua Bank. The account will be under Dawn LeCompte. There will also be a fundraiser at Papa’s Pizza on Coburg Road on August 13.


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  1. Barbara Orsi says:

    Hello Dawn-

    My heart goes out to you, and to Bill

    I am a Rehabilitation nurse and work with pts who have injuries such as this.

    I have sent an e-mail to my co-workers informing them if they care to donate
    to your cause.

    I plan to go to Umpqu Bank tomorrow and make a donation.

    I am praying for you and your Fiance.

    Barbara Orsi
    Buddhist Nurse who wants to end Violence–

  2. Jennifer Richardson says:

    That is so nice of you. I will pass on this post to Dawn.

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