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Two charged for Copley Place work-site fight that put man into a coma

A man who allegedly punched a co-worker into unconsciousness last spring and another co-worker who allegedly helped him try to hide what he did - by helping move the unconscious man's body and lying about how the man wound up that way - face arraignment today in Suffolk Superior Court, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Kevin Medeiros, 56, of Berkeley, faces charges of aggravated assault and battery, witness intimidation, and tampering with evidence. Jean Rock Beaulieu, 28, of Salem, NH, faces charges of accessory after the fact to aggravated assault and battery and witness intimidation.

According to the DA's office, Medeiros was a nighttime supervisor at the Copley Place addition project when he got into an argument with another worker - who seemed to be drunk at the time - on May 8.

During the argument, Medeiros allegedly punched the victim in the face, causing him to fall backward and strike his head on concrete. Medeiros and a second supervisor, Beaulieu, then moved the unresponsive victim’s body and told another worker that he had slipped and fallen, prosecutors said. Their actions, however, were captured by a security camera.

The victim remained in a coma for five days following the assault and suffered a fractured skull and facial bones, internal bleeding, and traumatic brain injury.

Innocent, etc.