US man charged with hate crime after attack on Asian woman
The enemy implicated of beating an Asian female to the ground and kicking her in the head while observers not did anything was remanded Wednesday night at his arraignment in Manhattan Criminal Court.
Brandon Elliot, 38, was charged with 2 counts of second-degree assault as a hate criminal offense and one count of tried attack in the very first degree as a hate criminal offense in an attack district attorneys called “heinous and unprovoked” as they requested he remain behind bars.
“At about 11.40am Monday morning, the victim was on her way to church when the defendant approached her on the street, cursed at her, told her she didn’t belong here, called her an Asian something … and kicked her in the chest, knocking her to the ground and proceeded to stomp on her head,” Assistant District Attorney Courtney Razner informed Judge Paul McDonnell.
“The victim was taken to the hospital for a fracture to the pelvis and contusions to the head and body. She was hospitalised for over a day.”
Elliot apparently sneered, “f**k you, you don’t belong here, you Asian”, as he mercilessly beat her on the Midtown pathway, district attorneys stated.
A public protector for Elliot stated absolutely nothing in action throughout the brief, five-minute arraignment, aside from validating they prepared to schedule their bail application.
Elliott, who went to the arraignment by means of video conference, responded to “yes” to a few of Judge McDonnell’s concerns however stayed quiet otherwise. He’s due back in court on April 5.
“Mr Elliot is accused of brutally shoving, kicking, and stomping a 65-year-old mother to the ground after telling her that she didn’t belong here,” outbound District Attorney Cyrus Vance stated in a ready declaration.
“Let me be clear: this brave woman belongs here. Asian-American New Yorkers belong here. Everyone belongs here. Attacks against Asian-American New Yorkers are attacks against all New Yorkers, and my Office will continue to stand against hate in all its forms.”
Elliot, who’s been living at a Midtown hotel that functions as a homeless shelter, invested almost 20 years at an upstate jail prior to Monday’s attack. He was condemned of murder for killing his mother with a cooking area knife in front of his five-year-old sis in their Bronx house in 2002 when he was 19.
The founded guilty killer was sentenced to 15 years to life behind bars, however was launched on life time parole in 2019, a state Department of Corrections authorities stated formerly.
Video of his attack versus the female went viral and planted across the country outrage since although witnesses saw what he was doing, no one stepped in to assist the victim.
Early Wednesday early morning, Elliot was detained by the NYPD.
Additional reporting by Tamar Lapin and Rebecca Rosenberg
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