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Family wants justice after son was sucker-punched at a Butte bar

Family wants justice after son was sucker-punched in Butte bar
Posted at 9:11 AM, Sep 29, 2023
and last updated 2023-09-29 12:03:59-04

WARNING: The surveillance video in this story could be disturbing to some viewers.

An Anaconda man was the victim of a brutal sucker punch attack at a bar in Uptown Butte recently, and the family of the victim say they want to see justice done in this unprovoked attack.

The victim, Connor Sturm, is standing when a man comes up from behind and hits him twice in the face, knocking him to the floor.

“You don’t plain cheap shot somebody when they’re totally defenseless. It was intentional, it was premeditated and the severity of my son’s injuries, it’s violence,” said the victim’s father, Michael Martelli.

Sturm was treated at the hospital with a fracture to the upper jaw and some broken and missing teeth.

The suspect left the bar after the attack and has not been charged nearly a week after the attack.

“Anyone that knows my son Connor Sturm, he’s the most loving, caring, down-to-earth person there is,” said Martelli.

Butte police say they take this incident seriously and the investigation continues, with a decision on charges to be made once all available information is compiled.

The family hopes the person responsible turns themself in to the police.

“It breaks my heart, it absolutely breaks my heart that somebody could do that to anybody. You could’ve killed my son and that won’t ever be forgiven,” said the victim’s mother Amy Sturm.

Connor is continuing to recover at home.