A suspect in the attack on an elderly Filipina in Yonkers, New York last March entered a guilty plea during his arraignment. Tammel Esco, 42, suspect in the assault on the 68-years-old Filipina woman, entered a plea agreement at the District Attorney’s Office.
Esco was identified as the attacker in the incident caught on CCTV footage inside an apartment building in Yonkers last March 11. The victim was punched 125 times, kicked seven times, and was spat on by the suspect.
As a result, the victim suffered facial bone fracture, brain bleeding and multiple contusions, and had bruises on her face. Responding police arrested the suspect.
Charges of attempted murder and one count of assault under hate crime, a violent felony, were filed against the suspect.
In a statement, District Attorney Miriam E. Rocah said justice was given to the victim in the attack.
“Today’s agreement secured justice for the brave victim who endured the shocking attack and its aftermath and for a community impacted by the trauma of this hate driven violence,” Rocah said.
The court scheduled the sentencing on Esco in November. Aside from possibly facing 17 and a half years of prison, the suspect may also have to undergo post-release supervision for five years.