Man admits attack at Darien Lake that left victim in coma

DARIEN, N.Y. (WIVB) – A man from Ontario, Canada has pleaded guilty to seriously injuring another man during a concert at Darien Lake.

Just before his bench trial was set to begin on Tuesday, Craig Lawson pleaded guilty to second degree assault.

Lawson attacked Jason McNeil at the Kid Rock concert in July 2013, leaving the Alabama businessman in a coma.

Lawson will be sentenced August 18. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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