Friends of a Pleasanton man who was found beaten unconscious on Middleton Place on Sept. 21 are encouraged by small changes in his condition.
A friend of the family, who asked to remain anonymous due to fear of retaliation, says that since 51-year-old David Lamont was hospitalized in a coma, he has had several surgeries to relieve the swelling in his brain.
"Dave is starting to flutter open his eyes and is now responding a bit to pain," said the friend.
Investigators say there are no new details to report.
A Middleton Place resident, who wishes not to be identified due to the violent nature of the crime, says that since the attack, teens have not been seen in the once popular cul-de-sac and that more police have been seen in the area.
Lamont has severe head injuries and has been comatose at the Eden Trauma Center in Castro Valley. Lamont's wife, Agnes Lamont, has been with him at the hospital since the incident. Lamont has two daughters.