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CCTV footage of the brutal attack on Filipina in Manhattan.

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Suspect in brutal assault of Filipina in NY faces 25 years in jail

 

DUBAI – The suspect in the brutal assault of a 65-year-old Filipina in New York faces 25 years in jail if convicted, according to reports.

Brandon Elliot, 38, has been arrested and charged with assault and hate crime offenses after attacking the Filipina, identified in reports as Vilma Kari.

CCTV footage of the incident showed Elliot kicking the Filipina to the ground as bystanders looked on. The incident happened in midtown Manhattan early this week.

The victim was on her way to church when she was pushed to the ground and kicked in the head. The suspect reportedly told her: “F*** you, you don’t belong here.”

Two security guards who watched the attack and failed to intervene have been suspended from work, according to Brodsky Organization, the building’s management company.

“We thank the New York Police Department (NYPD) and all those who, in one way or another, contributed to the efforts that led to the arrest of Brandon Elliot,” according to a statement by the Philippine Consulate General in New York.

This was not the first time Elliot has been linked to violent crimes. He was sentenced to jail after stabbing his mother to death in 2002, and has been on lifetime parole since 2019.

Elliot was detained by NYPD police on Wednesday after CCTV footage of the horrific beating drew widespread condemnation and sparked a police manhunt.

He lives in a Manhattan hotel that has been turned into a homeless shelter, near where the attack took place. ICA/Expat Media

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