18 year old Connor Huntley survived a skull crashing hammer attack by an angry roommate. The attacker, 21 year old Joseph Williams, struck Conner on the head while he was sleeping. The reason appears to have been incited by the fact Connor is gay. Police found Connor on the floor and as the attacker they too believe he was dead. However, to their astonishment they quickly realized he was still alive and promptly called for emergency medical help.
Williams is now serving a 14 year prison term for attempted murder while Connor struggles to adjust to his new life and the lasting effects of the attack.