Quincy Merlin

*Just look at that face. Its hard to believe anyone would want to harm him; even a bunch of knuckleheads like the boys who decided to hang him. Thank goodness he can even hold his head up and smile today. But his family knows its going to be a long, hard road to recovery; even after the scars on his neck from the rope fade.

The 8-year-old boys mom, 28-year-old Cassandra Merlin, put on a brave face for a short interview with the Daily News.

“He’s doing all right,” she said of her injured son. “He’s getting better every day. He’s back in school. I’m not sure what the future holds.”

Lorrie Slattery, the boys’ grandmother, didn’t hold back about her feelings on the incident. You can tell it still stings (it has only been two weeks).

“It is so emotionally upsetting to me. He’s 8 years old. I am very concerned for Quincy. I don’t think he quite realizes he was a target,” Slattery told the publication.

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