Elderly Asian Woman Stomped On, Beaten Over 125 Times In New York Hate Crime, Police Say

The assailant was found by police outside the building of the woman he attacked.

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An Asian woman from New York, who received more than 125 blows to the head, face and trampled seven times by a man who allegedly called her an “Asian bitch”reported the Yonkers Police Department in a press release.

The victim was a 67-year-old woman who He was returning home last Friday night when he saw a suspicious man, identified as Tammel Esco42, in front of the building where the woman resides.

The man allegedly used a racial slur when he walked past herauthorities said in the statement.

The woman ignored the suspect and entered the lobby of her building, but When she tried to open the second door to enter the residence, Esco approached her from behind and hit her in the head, throwing her to the floor.the statement said.

The surveillance of the building provided the content of the security cameras to verify the veracity of the factCNN reported.

In the audiovisual material, you can see a man incessantly punching a woman in both the head and face more than 125 times and then stamping on her with his foot seven more times. Authorities said he ultimately spat on her.

The elderly woman suffered numerous contusions and lacerations to her head and face, fractures to the bones of her face, and bleeding to the brain.l, according to the press release.

The woman was taken to a trauma center and is in stable condition.police officers reported.

Authorities said they responded to the scene around 6:11 p.m. Friday, found Esco outside the residence and placed them under arrest without any disturbances, CBS News reported.

The man was arraigned in a Yonkers city court on Saturday and booked into the Westchester County Jail.the statement said.

In addition, is charged with two felonies, including attempted murder and second-degree assault involving a victim age 65 or oldercourt records revealed. Each charge is charged as a hate crime.

Esco has his summons in court for March 25. He will remain in custody without bail.

For his part, Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano said in a statement that he hopes the man will be charged to the fullest extent possible for his “heinous actions.”

“Hate crimes are beyond intolerable in our city,” the mayor said.

“This is one of the most heinous attacks I have ever seen; hitting a defenseless woman is despicable and attacking her because of her race makes it even more so ”Yonkers Police Commissioner John J. Mueller said in the statement.

“This defendant should receive the maximum punishment allowed by law to send a clear message that violent and hateful behavior will not be tolerated in our communities,” he added.

Furthermore, Muller said that Esco has 14 arrests and numerous convictions to his credit..

In February of last year, the man pushed a woman through a glass window, fortunately she was not seriously injured. However, Esco was paroled and did not spend time in jail.

CBS reported that Esco was in a substance abuse rehabilitation program after his arrest last year.. Previously, He spent 42 months in jail for a stabbing attack in 2010.

From March 19, 2020 to December 31 of last year, there have been at least 10,905 reported anti-Asian American hate incidentsPacific Islanders to Stop AAPI Hate, a body that tracks reports of racism and discrimination against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

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