Today's Asbury Park Press reports that a grand jury in Freehold has indicted a Red Bank man for punching his brother in the face and leaving him with life-threatening injuries during a Super Bowl party in Middletown last year.

James Gibbons, 46, of DeForrest Lane, is charged with second-degree aggravated assault, alleging he caused serious bodily injury to the victim, the Press says.

Though the indictment doesn't name the victim, authorities have previously identified him as Gibbons' brother, Christopher, who's now 40.

From the article:

Police said at the time that the Gibbons brothers were at a party at a mutual friend's home that day. At the end of the football game, two other men started wrestling and damaged a wall in the home, they said. When James Gibbons saw the damage, he mistakenly thought his brother was involved and asked him to go outside, where he punched the younger sibling, police said.

Christopher Gibbons, now 40, of Spring Street, Red Bank, did not seek medical attention until 2 a.m. the following Tuesday, when his girlfriend brought him to Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, police said. Doctors there diagnosed the victim with potentially life-threatening internal injuries and sent him to the trauma center at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune for emergency surgery. Medical personnel contacted police to investigate the assault, and James Gibbons was arrested later that day.

James Gibbons is free on $25,000 bail. If he is convicted of second-degree aggravated assault, he would face between five and 10 years in prison.

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