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10-27-2015, 11:21 AM

La Jollan Beaten, Paralyzed in New Orleans Amid Police Paralysis
Posted by Ken Stone on October 25, 2015


La Jolla’s Doug David this month traveled to New Orleans, a favorite destination. He’s been to the French Quarter so many times in two decades that some musicians know him.

But Sunday night, David was in University Medical Center there, paralyzed from the neck down and fighting to recover lung function well enough to return home.

Ten days ago, the 64-year-old retiree was brutally assaulted yards from the Music Factory record store and concert venue in the Faubourg Marigny neighborhood near the French Quarter. Nearby is the home of OffBeat Magazine.

David was finally moved out of the intensive-care unit Sunday, being watched by his 40-year-old niece, Alicia Foulds of Rancho Cucamonga.

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Suspect named in Frenchmen Street beating of California man: NOPD


updated October 27, 2015 at 12:21 PM

New Orleans police have identified a suspect in the Frenchmen Street beating that left a California man paralyzed from the neck down.

Police said they are looking for 30-year-old Christopher Smith, who faces a charge of aggravated battery in the Oct. 15 incident that left Doug David, of La Jolla, in a hospital bed.

David, 64, told police he was crossing the intersection of Frenchmen and Decatur streets around 11 p.m. Oct. 15 when "he was almost struck" by a black vehicle, according to NOPD. David threw a beer can, hitting the roof of the vehicle, police said. A men exited the car and hit David in the face and head area, David told police.

11-02-2015, 09:50 AM

Suspect in Marigny tourist attack arrested
UPDATED 11:36 AM CST Nov 02, 2015


NEW ORLEANS —A 30-year-old man was arrested in a beating that left a California tourist paralyzed earlier this month in the Marigny.

Christopher S. Smith was arrested on one count of second-degree battery, according to Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office records.

Smith was identified as as suspect in the incident reported the evening of Oct. 15 at the intersection of Frenchmen and Decatur streets, New Orleans police said.