Man who ‘viciously assaulted’ Asian woman in Manhattan gets 15 years prison

A 43-year-old man who savagely and repeatedly assaulted a 65-year-old Filipino woman in Midtown Manhattan in 2021 has been sentenced to 15 years in state prison.

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg stated, “Brandon Elliot assaulted a 65-year-old woman because of her Filipino descent.” The victim and many others in the AAPI community are still plagued with fear and worry as a result of this attack. In addition to giving a clear message that we will hold those who commit acts of violence against fellow New Yorkers based on their race or ethnicity fully accountable, I hope that this case’s resolution will enable the victim to move on and continue healing.”

at December 2023, Elliot entered a guilty plea to one count of first-degree assault as a hate crime (a Class B felony) and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon (a Class D felony) at the New York State Supreme Court.

On March 29, 2021, Elliot yelled, “F- you,” to the woman as they were walking along West 43rd St. between 8th and 9th Avenues. According to court records and Elliot’s guilty plea, you don’t belong here.

After that, he continuously kicked and stomped on the woman’s head and body before kicking her in the torso and sending her to the ground. When a bystander attempted to step in and break up the attack, Elliot threatened him with a knife and then left the area.

After being brought to a hospital, the woman’s condition was determined to be a fractured pelvis along with contusions all over her body, including her forehead. Thanks to a tip from the public provided to the Crime Stoppers arm of the New York Police Department, Elliot was apprehended by police two days later.

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