6 Weeks After Trinity Attack, Investigation 'Progressing Slowly'

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In the six weeks since Trinity College student Chris Kenny was severely beaten on the edge of campus, the original premise that the attackers were thugs from the Barry Square neighborhood has faded.

But little else has been resolved in the case, and the Hartford interim police chief said Wednesday that with no witnesses coming forward, the case "is progressing very slowly.''

The March 4 attack prompted some parents of students to tell the media that "the community crime problem'' was out of control in Hartford, and moved Barry Square activists to demand an apology from Trinity for any insinuations that the neighborhood was responsible for the violence.

The Courant has reported that police sources said nothing was stolen from Kenny, eliminating robbery as a motive. On March 7, police announced that passing motorists reported five white people, two men and three women, all in their 20s, carried out the attack. Kenny, badly injured in the beating, has not identified or described the assailants.

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