AmericaA New York Asian woman who was repeatedly hit in the head with rocks by a man has died after several months of treatment in the hospital.
Last November, GuiYing Ma, 61, was sweeping the sidewalk in front of a house in Jackson Heights, New York, USA, when a man hit her head repeatedly with a large rock, injuring her. heavy. The day after the attack, police arrested suspect Elisaul Perez, 33.
The assault left Ms. Ma with a traumatic brain injury, requiring surgery and treatment at the hospital for the past time. She died on the evening of February 22 at a hospital in New York, her family said today.
“The attack permanently damaged Ma’s right brain. She passed away, but the love between her and her husband Zhanxin Gao will last forever,” the family announced on a crowdfunding page to help Ma during her time. past time.
In early February, about 10 weeks after the attack, Ma woke up from a coma, able to raise her hand in response to Mr. Gao, although unable to speak. She can also move her right arm and right leg.
Perez faces three counts following the attack, including willful serious injury and illegal possession of a weapon. Perez is scheduled to appear in court on April 12.
New York police have established an Asian hate crime task force after attacks on Asian Americans increased during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Between March 19, 2020 and September 30, 2021, 10,370 hate crimes against Asian Americans were reported to Stop Hate AAPI, the center for tracking information on racism and American discrimination. of Asian origin.
Huyen Le (According to CNN)