According to the station, the suspect has been charged with attempted murder in a hate crime. March 11 was the date of the assault.
Surveillance footage of the apartment building's lobby shows Tammel Esco, 42, attacking his neighbor, 67. The suspect attacked his neighbor with 125 punches and kicked her seven times. He then spat on her twice, using anti-Asian slurs, and then kicked her viciously seven more times.
CBS New York was told by a witness that Esco ran outside and shouted at passersby following the attack. He was quickly taken into custody by police
John Mueller, Yonkers Police Commissioner, stated that they would file the hate crime and charge attempted murder based upon the number of strikes and length of the attack.
According to police, the victim sustained severe injuries and will need extensive rehabilitation.
Esco is currently being held without bail.
Mueller stated that he has 14 arrests and multiple convictions.
Esco shoved a woman through a plate-glass window in February 2021. Esco was discharged with conditional discharge. Esco did not serve any jail time. CBS New York reported that Esco was placed in a 5-month program for substance abuse following his arrest last year. For a 2010 stabbing, he had previously spent 42 months in prison.
Other Asians living in the area were scared by the attack.
"I return home at 9:00. I must be there to watch over anyone who is there. Olivia Solano, one the victim's neighbours, said it.
Wendy Trinidad was horrified by the surveillance video showing the hate crime committed in her lobby.
"I am in shock. Trinidad stated, "I know there are many mental problems today. But that is just unbelievable."
Neighbors love the victim.
"She is very, very kind. ... Two daughters. ... Her husband died. Sken Shabaj stated that her husband was a mailman.