BAYONNE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in northern New Jersey have made another arrest stemming from the beating of a 22-year-old man who remains hospitalized in a coma.

Bayonne police say the mother of a 15-year-old boy arrested Friday has been charged with hindering her son’s apprehension.

The Jersey Journal reports the woman — whose name wasn’t disclosed — allegedly lied about her son’s whereabouts and failed to turn him over to authorities. The boy was found hiding in his grandmother’s home in Newark early Friday.

Nine teens — two girls and seven boys — have been charged in the beating of Dawid Strucinski of Bayonne. Investigators say he was attacked July 3 by more than a dozen people outside a Bayonne convenience store as he tried to help a friend who was being harassed.

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