ASU student attacked by group of men, suffers skull fracture

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An ASU student says he was attacked by a group of guys. By Alicia Barron An ASU student says he was attacked by a group of guys. By Alicia Barron
An ASU student says he was attacked by a group of guys. By Alicia Barron An ASU student says he was attacked by a group of guys. By Alicia Barron
An ASU student says he was attacked by a group of guys. By Alicia Barron An ASU student says he was attacked by a group of guys. By Alicia Barron
An ASU student says he was attacked by a group of guys. By Alicia Barron An ASU student says he was attacked by a group of guys. By Alicia Barron
An ASU student says he was attacked by a group of guys. By Alicia Barron An ASU student says he was attacked by a group of guys. By Alicia Barron

TEMPE – An Arizona State University student is recovering from multiple skull fractures after being attacked by a group of men.

The details are still vague and the attackers are have not yet been identified.  Police are asking for help in identifying the attackers.

It has been over a week since the beating but the scares from the attack are still quite evident. Billy Golden has several staples in his head and still has a swollen eye. There are medal plates helping his fractured skull recover.

Golden explains, “They punched me in the eye and that one punch actually crushed my skull. Then the second time it just got worse and worse and worse."

Golden says he was coming back from a party late on February 6 when he stopped at a Domino's Pizza in the Vista del Sol complex where he lives.  He says he was talking to a girl when, out of nowhere, a group of five or six young men jumped him.  Golden says he does not know his attackers and had never seen them before that night.

“I wasn’t expecting that and they wouldn’t stop, they just kept coming at me. I just got sucker punched and it just got worse and worse from there” said Golden.

Due to the amount of pain medication he is on, Golden has been missing a lot of his classes in the highly competitive business school and may have to drop a few classes.

According to police, there are four cameras that overlook the plaza but none of them were working that night. They are now in the process of interviewing witnesses.

If you know anything about this case or the suspects, contact the Tempe police department.  Golden's family is raising funds and plans to offer a reward for any tip that lead to an arrest.