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A Washington State University faculty member remained in critical condition Thursday after being brutally beaten last weekend.

David Warner, 41, an American studies instructor, was found unconscious in the parking lot after a disturbance near the campus early Saturday morning. He s now at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane with a serious head injury.

Police were checking surveillance video and looking for witnesses who may have seen Warner or who might be able to identify others in the video, Pullman Police Sgt. Dan Dornes told the Moscow-Pullman Daily News.

Dornes said police believe two groups of people were involved in the altercation: Warner and a 31-year-old friend, and a group of four to six other suspects. He said Warner may have been trying to intervene to prevent a physical altercation.

An online fundraiser for Warner has raised over $11,000.

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