Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Oscar Fuller who put woman in a coma by punching her in row over parking spot is CLEARED of a felony and faces just one year jail

A man who punched a woman in the face over a New York City parking spot was convicted Tuesday of a misdemeanour assault charge, but cleared of a more serious felony in his second trial over a clash that left her brain-damaged.

Oscar Fuller, 36, could face up to a year in jail at a June 18 sentencing. He was accused of knocking 25-year-old Lana Rosas to the ground, which put her in a coma and gave her permanent brain damage.

Ms Rosas’ mother Angie Harrison told the New York Post that her daughter cannot work or drive and spends the majority of her time in therapy.

‘It’s a slow process,’ she told the Post.

She stoically listened to the surprise verdict being read and left the court without speaking to any reporters, the newspaper said.

Fuller felt vindicated by his acquittal on the felony assault charge, defence lawyer Thomas Kenniff said after the verdict. Read More