New York—The man convicted for the savage attack on a 67-year-old Filipino woman in Yonkers in March has been sentenced to 17 1/2 years imprisonment.
Tammel Esco, 42, received his sentence on Tuesday (US time) after pleading guilty to the crime.
Esco has been convicted of Attempted Murder and one count of Assault Under Hate Crime Law. He did not issue a statement during Tuesday’s proceedings.
The attack on the victim was caught on security camera. It happened while the victim was about to enter her apartment building.
According to reports, Esco punched and kicked the victim multiple times, and even spat on her before leaving her sprawled and weakened on the floor.
Westchester County Judge Anne Minihan said it was a miracle that the victim survived the vicious attack.
The victim told the court that the incident traumatized her and forced her and her family to move to a different area for their safety.