BOSTON, August 3, 2022—A man from Ireland was arraigned today in connection with an unprovoked attack that left one victim at risk of losing a kidney, District Attorney Kevin Hayden said.
CIARAN MCFAUL, 28, who is from Ireland but maintains a South Boston address, was arraigned today in the South Boston Division of Boston Municipal Court on charges of assault and battery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury. Judge Pamela M. Dashiell imposed a $5,000 cash bail – the same amount that was posted following McFaul’s arrest – and ordered him to stay away from and have no contact with the victim, surrender his passport, stay in Massachusetts for the duration of the case, wear a GPS tracking device, consume no alcohol and use a SCRAM device to monitor alcohol consumption.
At around 2:00 a.m. on June 20, a heavily intoxicated McFaul was kicked out of Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant following his attempts to start fights inside the establishment. On West Broadway outside the tavern, he encountered three men and assaulted the group. He punched one victim three times in the face, causing the victim to fall to the ground. He then kicked the victim in the abdomen at least five times with a shod foot. The victim suffered serious internal injuries including a stage four kidney laceration and internal bleeding. He was hospitalized in the Intensive Care Unit of Brigham and Women’s Hospital for two days and risks the complete loss of one kidney as a result of the unprovoked attack.
“This man’s hunger for violence resulted in potential life-long impacts on a victim who was doing nothing more than standing on a street corner with friends. We will ensure that he is held accountable for the harm he inflicted,” Hayden said.
McFaul returns to court on September 14 for a pre-trial hearing. He is represented by Attorney Keith Nicholson.