Emotional Father Speaks out About Son TMs Stabbing

A South Padre Island Judge has increase the bond for a 33-year-old San Antonio man arrested for stabbing a spring breaker nine times.

The family of Derek Madrigal the spring breaker attacked on South Padre Island continues fighting for his life.

In an exclusive interview Thursday on Action 4 Sunrise Derek's father, Frank Madrigal, said his son is doing better everyday and is in high spirits.

"Derek suffered a few setbacks" said Derek's father, Frank Madrigal.

He also talked about the charges against his son's attacker, a San Antonio man, who he wants to see behind bars with the stiffest penalties.

Right now, the charge stands at aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Wednesday, investigators advised Judge David K. Colwell that Michael Rangel, 33, would potentially be a flight risk.

Rangel's bond was raised from $20,000 to $100,000 due to the serious nature of the offense.