Charges filed in connection to attack on Ole Miss student

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A man has been charged in an attack that left a University of Mississippi student hospitalized.

The Austin American-Statesman reports that police have charged Joshua Medina Ramirez, 25, with felony aggravated assault in connection with the Sept. 14 attack in Austin. The victim, Carson Otter, was in town for the Ole Miss-Texas football game.

The report says Otter, a senior from Bloomington, Ind., was standing on the street as bars were shutting down and got into an argument with Ramirez and another man in a car.

Police say Ramirez and the other man, whose identity has not been released, exited the car, walked up to Otter said, “What did you say?” Ramirez then allegedly punched Otter in the face, causing him to fall backward and hit his head on the curb.

Otter was taken to University Medical Brackenridge, where part of his skull was removed to relieve pressure from swelling on his brain. He is expected to make a full recovery but is out of school for the rest of this semester.