January 01, 2013 12:00AM
POPULAR David Cassai loved a night out with friends and should have been toasting in the new year in style.
Instead, he was dead and police were hunting the gang of thugs who killed him in a Mornington Peninsula street attack.
Sister Elisa paid tribute to her brother, calling the 22-year-old her knight.
“I have lost a massive piece of my heart. I know you will shine down on us with your cheeky smile every single day,” she posted in a Facebook tribute.
“I know how much you love us all and we love you too much and miss you more than words can explain.”
Five men, aged in their 20s, launched at David and his mates with tragic consequences on Rye’s main shopping strip at 1am on Monday.
In a brutal, unprovoked attack, David was punched to the face and fell to the brick footpath between two real estate offices.
The scene of a brawl in the main street of Rye. Police believe the fight started outside a pizza shop.
David, from Templestowe, was rushed to The Alfred hospital in a critical condition.
He died at 4pm yesterday.
One of his mates, aged 23, from Warranwood, suffered a broken jaw.
David’s death plunged a huge circle of friends into mourning.
Some had spent the hours before the deadly attack partying with him at the Portsea Hotel.
David recently returned from spending several months in Europe and was working as a landscaper.
Det-Sgt Sol Solomon from the homicide squad addresses the media at Rosebud Police Station.
Police have viewed graphic CCTV footage from the area.
Det-Sen-Sgt Sol Solomon, of the homicide squad, said it appeared the groups were walking towards each other when the aggressors launched an unprovoked assault.
“It’s a short assault. (It was) very aggressive, hostile, violent. It appears to be unprovoked,” he said.
“It could be the case (of a one-punch hit). It’s just another one of these typical, very tragic incidents where we have young people fuelled by alcohol behaving aggressively and violently on the streets.”
using the number/letter grid:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z
A = 1 J = 1 S = 1
B = 2 K = 2 T = 2
C = 3 L = 3 U = 3
D = 4 M = 4 V = 4
E = 5 N = 5 W = 5
F = 6 O = 6 X = 6
G = 7 P = 7 Y = 7
H = 8 Q = 8 Z = 8
I = 9 R = 9
how he lost his heart’s desire = DI = 49 = The fight started outside a pizza shop.
Sex Numerology available at:
discover some of your own numerology for FREE at:
learn numerology from numerologist to the world, Ed Peterson:
predictions for the year 2013 are at: