A convicted killer was arraigned Wednesday on multiple counts of assault as a hate crime in connection with an attack on an Asian-American woman in New York City earlier this week.
Brandon Elliot, 38 years old, told the 65-year-old victim that “she didn’t belong here” as she walked to a church near Times Square on Monday, and then he kicked her in the chest and stomped on her head and body, said Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Courtney Razner at an arraignment Wednesday evening.
Ms. Razner called the attack, which was captured on video, a “heinous, unprovoked hate crime against a 65-year-old Filipino woman.”
The woman suffered a broken pelvis and was taken to a local hospital, Ms. Razner said. The victim couldn’t be reached for comment.
Mr. Elliot was charged with two counts of second-degree assault as a hate crime and one count of first-degree attempted assault as a hate crime. If convicted, he faces up to 25 years in prison.