Judge Finds Joseph Messina Guilty in Mokena Coma Punch Case
New Lenox resident Joseph Messina faces as much as five years in prison for punching a Joliet man into a coma in July 2009.
Judge Sarah Jones found New Lenox resident Joseph Messina guilty of punching a Joliet man into a coma outside a Mokena bar in July 2009.
Messina, 24, faces up to five years in prison for the attack on 29-year-old Eric Bartels.
Check back for more details of the verdict and the reactions of the families.