WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- A man has been found guilty in the beating case of a DC man.
Tommy Branch has been found guilty of 10 of 12 counts in the DC trial.
Jurors decided Branch was guilty of beating Thomas Maslin with a baseball bat and leaving him for dead.
It has been 8 months since Maslin was nearly beaten to death while returning to his Capitol Hill home after a Nationals game. His injuries are so severe that he may never fully recover.
The 29-year-old father was just seven blocks from his home when he was robbed by three young men. Prosecutors say 22-year-old Tommy Branch swung an aluminum baseball bat and hit the victim in the head while one of his buddies threatened him with aBB gun. Maslinsuffered a brain injury.
His wife Abby says he couldn't even talk enough to testify. She was called as a witness to the stand, telling jurors how it was a week before her husband responded to her voice. She said the morning after the night he went out she awoke in a panic when she realized he never made it home. When she finally found him at the hospital, she says "he was almost unrecognizable."
Police arrested three young men after just hours later after they committed another robbery in the Adams Morgan area, say officials.
The link between the two incidents was later made by authorities.
Here's the statement by the verdict:
"We are relieved to hear about today's verdict and are extremely grateful to prosecutor Tom Swanton, the U.S. Attorney's Office, the D.C. police, and all of the community members who helped bring justice to our family's case. It was a collaborative, tireless effort that has been ongoing for over 8 months.
Even though this verdict is what we hoped for, we remain extremely saddened by the devastation that was caused and the lives that were shattered as a result of this senseless act. We pray for peace for all residents of the District and remain focused on the challenging work ahead in TC's recovery. We are touched and humbled by the kindness, compassion, and generosity we have received by so many. Thank you for continuing to keep us in your thoughts.
TC & Abby Maslin"