NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - The family of Hannah Connaway is speaking out and released a statement of gratitude Sunday.
"We would like to thank the community for all of your prayers and support for Hannah. The response to Hannah's situation has been overwhelming and we are grateful for the concern of so many friends and family, and even strangers," said the Connaway family in a statement released to WECT. "Now is the time for healing. We ask that everyone continue to lift Hannah up in prayer and allow our family the privacy and peace we need to recover."
Hannah Connaway is recovering in the hospital after she was severely beaten by her boyfriend last week. Michael Hutton has been charged with attempted first degree murder.