New York: Man Gets 17 Years For “Vicious” Hate Crime Attack On Asian Woman
One man’s confession that he punched an Asian woman more than In a hate crime. That happen earlier this year in Yonkers, New York, a man hit 100 times. On Tuesday, he is given a sentence of 17.5 years in state prison.
According to a news release from the Westchester County District Attorney’s office, Tammel Esco, 42, sentenced the March Asian woman, 67. Who attacked in the lobby of her Yonkers apartment complex. In September, Esco pleaded guilty to first-degree assault, considered a hate crime.
Esco, of Filipino descent, allegedly used anti-Asian slurs against the victim on March 11. When he approached her, she struck from behind, hitting her in the head and pinning her to the ground.
Prosecutors claim that Esco continued to punch the woman over 100 times, stomp on her with his work boots, and spit on her. Police quickly made available surveillance footage of the assault.
According to the district attorney’s office, the victim underwent treatment for multiple facial fractures, bleeding on the brain, and bruising and lacerations to her head and face. She read her impact statement in court on Tuesday, claiming that the “heartless” attack had cost her her home.
“Tammel Esco’s cruelty and hatred caused me to lose my longtime neighbors, the place I raised my daughters and called home for more than 24 years…
I could only think, “Please, Lord, let me live; my daughters need me,” during the attack. “The district attorney’s office quotes what she allegedly said. “Due to my ethnicity, a total stranger mercilessly kicked, beat, and spit on me more than 100 times. I hope God and the legal system will see fit to ensure this never occurs to another innocent family again.”
The attack refers to as “one of the most heinous and shocking hate crimes.” The region had ever seen by Westchester County District Attorney Miriam Rocah during a news briefing on Tuesday.
“The victim’s Yonkers neighbors, the larger community of Pacific Islanders and Asian Americans, as well as the larger Westchester community, are also included in this, really across the country, traumatized by this case,” Rocah continued.
After his detention on the day of the assault, Esco detains without bail.