James R. Merry

James R. Merry was an 18-year-old man who was beaten with a baseball bat and mortally injured by 18-year-old Honduran immigrant Mario A. Bustillo in front of the Popeye's restaurant in the Springfield Plaza in Springfield on December 10, 1997.[1][2]

Merry died of his injuries on December 16.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Man Dies of Injuries Recieved During Beating."The Washington Post (1974-Current file): 1. Dec 18 1997. ProQuest. Web. 5 Aug. 2014.
  2. Jackman, Tom. "Supreme Court to Review Fairfax Case." Washington Post. The Washington Post, 08 Nov. 2005. Web. 05 Aug. 2014.