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Another Lincoln man beaten

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By: Hannah Paczkowski
hpaczkowski@klkntv.com

20-year-old Shane Walton was walking near 38th and L Streets when he was attacked.

Several men brutally beat him a club-like object early Saturday morning. He died Tuesday.

His family said they're confused as to why this happened to Walton.

"He may be 20, but he only had the mentality of a 12 or 13–year–old. So who can do that," Stephanie Walton-Tadlock, Shane's aunt, said.

That same morning, only an hour before, another man was found beaten on 14th and Benton Streets.

Police say a passerby found Mueller lying on the sidewalk. His wallet and cell phone were missing.

Mueller is still alive, but he remains in critical condition with life-threatening injuries.

One neighbor finds it surprising that someone was beaten just feet from his home.

"It makes me feel really nervous, you know my safety and stuff like that, I just can't believe something like that would happen in this neighborhood, seems like a pretty safe neighborhood," Nicholas Bergland said.

These assaults may seem similar, but police say there isn't any information linking the two crimes.

For Walton's family, finding his attackers may help bring some closure to the situation.

"This attack cost him his life and he will always be remembered and loved by so many," Shaun Walton, his uncle, said.

 Police are still looking for both Shane and David's attackers. They don't have any leads for either case at this time. If you have any information regarding the assaults please contact the police.

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