New England Patriots season ticket holder, 53, ‘beaten to death in Gillette Stadium stands by Miami Dolphins fans’ – as cops launch investigation
- Dale Mooney, 53, of Newmarket, New Hampshire, died after incident, cops say
- A witness said he was hit in the head three times by a Miami Dolphins fan.
- No arrests have been made following the death of the father of two on Sunday evening.
A New England Patriots season ticket holder was “beaten to death” by a Miami Dolphins fan at Gillette Stadium, witnesses say.
Dale Mooney, a father of two, 53, of Newmarket, New Hampshire, died following an incident in the 300-level segment of the arena just before 11 p.m. Sunday.
The Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office said cops responded to calls for medical help in the section at 10:57 p.m. and that “the case remains under active investigation.”
A photo from the stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, shows paramedics scrambling to resuscitate an uninjured person on the ground as worried fans look on.
Videos also show security guards trying to break up a fight and medics administering CPR shortly afterward.
Father-of-two Dale Mooney (pictured), 53, of Newmarket, New Hampshire, died following an incident in the 300-level segment of the arena just before 11 p.m. on Sunday.
The Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office said police and firefighters responded to calls for medical help at Gillette Stadium in Massachusetts at 10:57 p.m. Sunday and “the case remains under investigation.” active investigation.
Videos from the Foxborough arena show security guards trying to break up a fight, and medics administering CPR shortly afterward, as worried fans look on.
A witness at the scene, Joseph Kilmartin, described the alleged attack on a Miami Dolphins fan as “hard to watch.”
“They started fighting for a few minutes,” Kilmartin said. WCVB.
“At one point another Dolphins fan showed up. He punched him three times and the man got out. It was quite difficult to watch.
Several other anonymous witnesses gave similar descriptions of the “brutal” attack that caused Mooney to “collapse”, while speaking with Boston 10 to the stage.
“One word I can really use is shocking,” one passerby said. “My thoughts are with this man’s family. It’s horrible what happened,” another person commented.
Mooney’s devastated wife said she felt “numb” after hearing the horrific news about her husband and father of two, who has been a devoted Patriots season ticket holder for three decades.
“I just feel numb, I can’t even believe it’s real,” Lisa Mooney said. WCVB.
“I don’t understand why people have to go to this extreme. Why can’t it just be fun, that’s all it’s supposed to be, just a fun family event.
Devastated wife Lisa Mooney said she felt “numb” after hearing the horrific news of her husband’s death. “I just feel numb, I can’t even believe it’s real,” she said. (Pictured: Lisa and Dale Mooney)
Several anonymous witnesses described the “brutal” attack that caused Mooney to “collapse.”
She added that her husband had no known health problems that could cause him to faint and that he “has the patience of a saint.”
“I don’t know what happened…it takes a lot to make him angry,” she said.
The district attorney’s office said the investigation into his death was following “normal protocol,” with an autopsy expected to take place in the coming days.
No arrests have been made following this incident.