Relation To Accused 12-Year-Old: 'We Feel Real Bad For The Whole Situation'

NEW YORK (CBS 2) — There were some surprise developments Tuesday night in the shopping cart attack that nearly killed a Manhattan mom.

Marion Hedges’ husband spoke about what happened to his wife and her ongoing fight to survive.

Michael Hedges talked to CBS 2’s Sean Hennessey exclusively about the incident that’s made national headlines: his wife severely injured by a cart tossed from four stories up in Harlem.

“What I can tell you is she’s not well,” Hedges said.

Hedges said his wife, Marion, will survive, but because she has damage to her brain, the road ahead will be rocky.

“Her prognosis at a minimum involves many months of painful rehabilitation,” Michael said.

The 47-year-old Upper West Side realtor was critically hurt at an East Harlem shopping complex Sunday night when two 12-year-old boys allegedly threw a shopping cart over the railing from four stories up. Marion Hedges was walking underneath with her son after buying Halloween candy.

When asked how angry he was at the two boys, Michael Hedges said, “They’re not adults. They’re children, and children who have been left on their own without supervision.”

Both boys were arrested when a friend turned them in. Their wreckless behavior was caught on a surveillance camera.

“It’s tragic what happened,” Michael Hedges said.

At the boys’ Harlem homes on Tuesday night family members wouldn’t come out from behind the doors, but one offered the following:

“We feel real bad for the whole situation and the family and what she’s going through. I can’t imagine what her family and kids are going through, but we’re also going through something, too,” the family member said.

When asked what he would want to say to the kids if you ever got a chance to meet them, Michael Hedges said, “I can’t comment. Right now my focus is on my wife’s well being.”

The mother of two has been helping charities for years, but on Tuesday night was in intensive care, needing all the help and prayers she can get.

“There’s not a lot we can do right now. It’s with the doctor and with fate’s hands,” Michael Hedges said.

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