Report: Suspect in vicious assault against Asian woman was on parole for killing his mother in 2002

The man who was arrested in New York City for kicking and stomping an elderly Asian woman is no stranger to the criminal justice system.

According to the Washington Examiner, the suspect in the crime, 38-year-old Brandon Elliot, was on parole at the time of his Wednesday arrest after serving 17 years in prison for killing his mother in 2002. He was released for that crime in 2019.

The suspect was reportedly caught by apartment cameras Monday kicking a 65-year-old Asian woman until she fell down, then repeatedly stomping on her. While he was assaulting the woman, the attacker directed racial slurs at her, the Examiner reported.

The woman was taken to the hospital for a fractured pelvis and released the next day, according to NBC News. Elliot was arrested Wednesday morning and charged with two counts of assault as a hate crime and one count each of attempted assault as a hate crime, assault, and attempted assault.

A vicious attack in NYC

According to NBC News, the 65-year-old woman was on her way to church in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan on Monday at around 11:40 a.m. when the attack took place. She is of Filipino descent.

Elliot allegedly told the woman, “F*** you, you don’t belong here, you Asian,” before he attacked her, NBC reported.

Video reportedly showed that at least three people watched the attack without intervening to help the woman, and a staff member of the apartment building closed the door and left her on the ground after the assailant left the area.

The company that manages the building said it had suspended staff members who saw the attack and did nothing.

According to NBC, the company said later on Instagram that it “condemns all forms of violence, racism, xenophobia, and violence against the Asian American community.”

“Everyone belongs here”

WABC in New York reported that witnesses in the area had identified Elliot as a local homeless person from video footage, and he was arrested at a homeless shelter operating out of a hotel nearby.

According to the Washington Examiner, experts have blamed a recent 150% spike in crimes against Asians on Americans’ reaction to the news that the coronavirus originated in Asia, and on people like former President Donald Trump calling the disease the “China virus.”

“This brave woman belongs here. Asian American New Yorkers belong here. Everyone belongs here,” Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. said of the incident, according to NBC. “Attacks against Asian American New Yorkers are attacks against all New Yorkers.”

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    1. Bring back the death penalty. People who murder the person who gave them birth, don’t deserve to live.

    2. He was let out of prison because we have a failed prison system that is run by mostly liberal policies. The decisions made by politicians don’t impact them they go home to their well healed neighborhoods. The mentally challenged prison inmates released from prison end up interacting with normal folks minding their own business.
      As far as blaming Trump for calling the virus the “China virus “ that is rich considering the liberals have no interest in even wanting to know how the virus was created . Was it and attack on America?

  1. Experts say? Get real. Trump called it the China virus because it was developed in China. Same way the Spanish Flu was given it’s name. The victim was not Chinese – stop giving excuses for the actions of a thug. When we start punishing those who step over the lawful line, we will have less crime. Criminals do not obey laws and nothing will stop them unless we make it so painful, they can’t see the plus side of their actions,

    1. That is our problem exactly. I agree with you. The People who are doing this kind of damage to another Human Being need to be given the Death Penalty. They don’t need to have a Lawyer give them Life in Prison. Life in Prison is only 20 years. The Death Penalty is not cruel or unusual. It means no excuses for what you do. Since we only slap the hands of the Criminals any more and everybody is appalled that someone can kill someone and only get off with a slap on the hands. Lawyers need to not be on hand. Criminals should get what they deserve. The old Laws of the West may have been quick to take affect. You cause some one harm you get hung. No more BS. Your right if we don’t stop these Lawyers from getting paid by Taxpayers then there is no reason for these Criminals to feel any pain at all. The next thing you know His Lawyer will be saying , well she apparently have him a reason for doing what he did. This man is nuts and doesn’t need to be in an asylum he needs to have the death sentence and don’t wait for 12 years for that to happen either. The public should be enraged. They never are. Is oh, he didn’t really mean it. The hell he didn’t he killed his Mother. As my deceased husband use to say . He should have been dealt with as a child. Some people get out of Prison and turn around and do something else like that. Got no sympathy for those kind of people. The old West was right. Shot them dead or hang them. Then bury them someplace and forget it.

      1. I agree with you on the death penalty. Maybe, someone would think twice about committing a crime if he knew the consequences. Plus the fact, why keep these criminals in jail feeding them 3 meals a day and clean sheets at the American taxpayers expense! They aren’t worth it!

    2. Yes someone with some sound thinking thank you Ginger!!! The Spanish Flue, The Ebola Virus from the Ebola river in Africa! the Lyme Dieses from Lyme County! there are many other cases and they want to single in on President Trump evert time something happens for any reason! the left is not right in the head they only care about taking down Donald at all cost. Robert C. Gamble

    3. Bring back the chain gang our roads and highways need help, give those thugs a nine pound hammer and a pick and shovel, hitch them to a 50 pound ball and chain and let them work on our roads, that will get the job done.

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  3. Just goes to show the death penalty need to brought back, Some do get better but most do not. It time to take the gloves off and get justified punishment.

    1. Public hangings like those that were done in Kentucky prior to WW II would go a long way toward improving law and order….

  4. So now, this article is blaming President Trump for this woman’s attack? What he said did not indicate every Asian person is guilty of this virus, just a few of the people over in Wuhan, China! Those that worked in the Lab over there, new what they were dealing with and didn’t take the necessary precautions. And started to spread it to other there and it grew around the world, before anyone new how dangerous it was.
    So, let’s NOT call people names. That woman in NYC was innocent of any wrong doing. The man involved with pushing her down is guilty. Being homeless he generally gets his information from others on the street which was wrong information.

  5. The people that watched this horror happen should be jailed or at least given a citation. If we don’t step in when we see a need then who will? Thugs want to take over and we allow it.

  6. Soros has been funding people to release murders rapist and the like and NY is a state that backs criminals and defunded police China virus had nothing to do with it man was evil

  7. It’s sad what happened to the lady. My sympathies to her. It’s a shame that people don’t do anything but video or pic the situation. People could have over powered the culprit. People who place these videos online and the video goes viral…Maybe an IP address, if one is embedded in the videos/pictures, of those people and bust them for not helping. This could even keep this stuff from going viral, exploiting the victims and the crime in progress. Just a thought…if this makes sense.

  8. Why not tell the truth about who are committing 85% of the crimes against our Asians Americans. If you want to know the truth at least 75% of the crimes are being committed by 7% of the 13%. Check the facts like most crimes per the number of people in a section of the population those are the ones who are committing the crimes. Same as the prison population. Yet the pro sport teams paint blm on the basket courts and the others kneel or paint the names of the killers, druggies, wife beaters on their helmets. they do nothing for the poor child riding a bicycle who is shot in the head for no reason but let a 7 percenter career criminal get killed during a crime or resisting arrest or shooting at a police officer and the idiots make heroes out of the career criminals.

  9. They need to start making examples out of some of these law breakers then maybe some of these crimes will slow down. In the countries like Saudi Araba and some other like, they do not keep criminals in prison for life, each month they clean house, if you are guilty of say stealing they cut off your hand, adultery they stone you, murder they cut off your head. The problem here is there are to many loop holes to get one off the hook. this case this man should never been set free to begin with. A tiger never changes his spots not really.

  10. Although prohibited in 2014, the Obama administration provided $3.7 million funding over a six year period for coronavirus study by Wuhan lab in China. The funding continued until it was recinded by the Trump administration.

    But, let’s blame Trump for this atrocity.

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