As friends and family continue to pray for John Graziano, the emotions pour out and overflow from all directions as the senseless tragedy unfolds. The 22 year old Marine and friend of Nick Hogan remains in critical condition. During a recent prayer vigil covered by TMZ.com, Graziano’s girlfriend Ashley Berry remarked “He is still in very critical condition, but coming out little by little. He is in the ICU and we need people to continue to pray.”
No one from the Hogan family appeared at the vigil, but Ashley noted that they have been by Graziano’s bedside since the accident.
In related news Edward Graziano, father of the victim was arrested this past Friday after allegedly becoming violent with other family members in the hospital’s ICU ward. St. Petersberg police were called to Bayfront Medical Center Thursday afternoon after Graziano’s wife reported that he got physical during a family argument.
After he left the hospital, Debra Graziano, Edward’s wife, renewed a domestic violence injunction against him, stemming from a June 21 arrest in which Edward was charged with domestic battery, battery on a law enforcement officer, and tampering with a witness.
Police say Edward returned to the hospital on Friday afternoon, violating the new injunction, and was therefore arrested a few hours later at the Vinoy Hotel in downtown St. Petersburg. He was taken to the Pinellas County Jail where he still remains behind bars.
Sources: TMZ, FOX news Tampa