Yao Pan Ma, 61, (pictured in April) died on December 31, eight months after he was attacked
Yao Pan Ma, 61
Ma died on December 31, eight months after he was brutally beat by a homeless career criminal in April 2021.
A Chinese immigrant, he was left in critical condition and placed in a medically induced coma after Jarrod Powell, 49, stomped on his head at least six times while Ma was collecting cans to make money for his family.
‘When I saw him in the hospital…his face, I cried. I still cry,’ his wife Baozhen Chen said in April. ‘I hope he wakes up and talks to me and gets better and comes home. It’s really hard to believe.’
His death has been ruled a homicide.
Powell was taken into custody at Ward’s Island men’s homeless shelter just days after the attack in April and was initially charged with second-degree murder and two counts of assault.
Powell had been arrested 15 times since 1988.
Joseph Borgen was beaten by a group of five men yelling anti-Semitic epithets while on his way to a pro Israel demonstration
Borgen, an accountant who lives on the Upper East Side, was wearing a grey kippa and walking toward Times Square around 6.30pm on May 20, 2021 when he alleged that a young man with a black bandana started chasing him.
‘I turned around to try to figure out what was going on and the next thing I knew I was surrounded by a whole crowd of people who proceeded to physically attack me, beat me, kick me, punch me, hit me with crutches, hit me with flag poles,’ he told DailyMail.com.
‘I thought I was going to die. I thought I was really going to die.’
Borgen said there were eight to 10 people taking part in the beatdown and they were shouting anti-Semitic slurs such as: ‘You filthy Jew. We’re going to f*****g kill you. Go back to Israel. Hamas is going to kill you.’
Faisal Elezzi, 25, of Staten Island, was charged with assault as a hate crime, menacing as a hate crime and aggravated harassment as a hate crime
Waseem Awawdeh, 23, was the first man arrested over the violent assault and was charged with assault as a hate crime, gang assault, menacing, aggravated harassment as a hate crime and criminal possession of a weapon, police said.
Prosecutors say he told a jailer: ‘If I could do it again, I would do it again. I have no problem doing it again.’
Exclusive DailyMail.com photos show Awawdeh wearing a black t-shirt with ‘Palestine’ emblazoned on the front, as he was led out of the 5th Precinct in handcuffs
Vilma Kari’s (right) vicious racist attack was caught on camera last year. Her daughter, Elizabeth (left), said a good Samaritan lured her attacker away
Vilma Kari was 65 on March 29, 2021, when a man later identified as Brandon Elliot kicked her and stomped on her while yelling anti-Asian slurs outside a building in New York City.
Footage of the horrific attack captured the country’s attention, particularly because it showed doormen in a nearby building seeming to not only ignore the violence but shut Vilma out by closing the door.
She was hospitalized and treated for serious injuries, requiring a walker to leave later that day.
Brandon Elliot, then 38, has pleaded not guilty to charges of assault as a hate crime and attempted assault as a hate crime.
He reportedly shouted anti-Asian slurs and told her, ‘You don’t belong here,’ before casually walking away.
Christina Yuna Lee, 35
Christina Yuna Lee, 35
Lee was found dead on February 13 in the blood-soaked bathtub of her Chinatown apartment in New York’s Lower East Side.
The 35-year-old Asian advertising creative was knifed to death by a homeless serial criminal who was free on bail.
Terrifying footage showed Assamad Nash, 25, creep into the building behind Lee after she got out of a cab.
She entered the building, but didn’t realize that Nash – who did not appear to know his alleged victim – had sneaked in behind her after watching her exit a taxi, and was following her up six flights of stairs to her home.
Her death has not been investigated as a hate crime, but it took place during rising anti-Asian incidents in New York City.
Michelle Alyssa Go, 40
Michelle Go, 40
Go, 40, was on the N/Q/R/W platform at West 42nd Street and Broadway at around 9.40am on January 15 when Martial Simon, 61 shoved her from behind with both hands while she looked down at her phone, authorities said.
She was a senior manager of strategy and operations for management and acquisitions at Deloitte Consulting, according to her LinkedIn.
She graduated from University of California Los Angeles with a bachelor’s in economics and public policy, and got her master’s in business administration from New York University.
When Simon, who has a lengthy criminal history, was asked by a reporter if he had been the one to push Go, he said: ‘Yes, because I’m God. Yes, I did it. I’m God. I can do it.’