2 Women Plead Guilty To February 2015 Crowbar Attack On Teen
By Space Coast Daily // January 21, 2016
BREVARD COUNTY • SATELLITE BEACH, FLORIDA – Two women have pleaded guilty to aggravated battery in the Satellite Beach crowbar attack that happened last year in February.
19-year-olds Rebecca Gotay and Jessie Umberger appeared in court Thursday and
pleaded guilty in their roles in the crowbar assault on 17-year-old Daniel Vukovich.
Vukovich was then transported to the hospital in critical condition and with numerous fractures.
Dylan Thomas, 18, pled not guilty on the accusation of wielding a weapon. Prosecutors claim Thomas was the one who used the crowbar to beat Vukovich on that February night.
Following the court hearing Umberger apologized for her role in the attack.
“I’m very sorry for what happened,” Umberger said.
“If there was anything I could do to take it back, I would.”
Umberger and Gotay’s sentencing court date is scheduled April 15.