Pretrial hearing postponed for brothers charged in beating death of Bridgewater father

Pretrial hearing postponed for brothers charged in beating death of Bridgewater father

DEDHAM, Mass. — A pretrial hearing has been postponed for the two brothers accused of beating a Bridgewater father to death.

Matthew Potter was charged with manslaughter and his brother Steve charged with assault months after 44-year-old Christopher McCallum was beaten and left unconscious and bleeding in the parking lot of an American Legion post in Quincy in January 2019.

Kathy McCallum, her friends, and family sat feet away from the brothers as they were waiting for the hearing, but it was postponed Friday after the defense attorney said he has more evidence to go through.

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“I just received extensive discovery from the government about 2 weeks ago. I personally have not been able to even crack the box,” said Kevin Reddington, Matthew Potter’s attorney.

For Kathy, Christopher’s wife, it was another emotional day. “Overwhelming,” she told Boston 25 News. "Shock and sadness. It brings everything right back. It’s obviously really difficult to be back here. It’s going to be a long process. "

McCallum and his brother were at the Nickerson American Legion Post to watch one of their favorite bands when they saw a brawl break out. McCallum was trying to break up the fight when he was sucker-punched, fell to the ground and later died.

Kathy tells us their three boys still ask for dad every day.

“They are having a really hard time, a really hard time. Today especially for my youngest," said McCallum.

The pretrial hearing has been set for March 20. The Potters have been out on bail and are both back at their jobs; Matthew is a National Grid worker and Steven is an EMT worker.

The McCallums tell us they will be at each and every hearing until justice is served.