A parolee convicted of killing his mother nearly two decades ago has been arrested in relation to the brutal attack of an Asian-American woman near New York City’s Times Square.
- The suspect faces charges of assault as a hate crime
- The victim has been identified as Vilma Kari, who immigrated from the Philippines
- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio admonished witnesses for not helping
Police said Brandon Elliot, 38, was the man seen on video kicking and stomping on the woman on Monday.