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Posted on 06/22/2012 5:54:50 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda
Brute sentenced to one year after parking spot punch left woman in coma
Oscar Fuller, the muscle-bound brute who infamously punched a woman into a coma -- as they argued nose-to-nose over an E. 14th St. parking spot -- was cuffed and hauled off to serve one year behind bars during an emotional sentencing this morning. Fuller, 36, held his head high as he was led away by court officers. So did his young, still brain-damaged victim, Lana Rosas, though her eyes brimmed with tears, in the audience at Manhattan Supreme Court. "Yes," she whispered softly to her mom, Angie Harrison, as Justice Bonnie Wittner rendered the maximum sentence allowed -- which is not nearly enough, the judge stressed.
Rosas was standing in an empty spot to hold it for a friend on a February night in 2011 when Fuller arrived. "This whole incident was his fault," the judge said. "The punch was an extraordinary one, according to witnesses with no ties to either side," added Wittner, who had presided over Fuller's May assault trial. Witnesses had evoked Mike Tyson, testifying that Fuller shouted, "F--k you, you bitch," then twisted his body back to wind up for a blow that literally sent the petite, 4'11'' Rosas' head into the pavement.
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Every one of those jurors needs a serious punch to the head then.
Steroid rage - bet on it
Incredible isn’t it? “He didn’t intend to cause serious physical injury”... Hmmm, so punching a woman who is under 5 foot tall is akin to a air kiss only this one went wrong.
I don’t understand men who hit women.
I didn't have to look at the pics after I saw that.
Sounds as if this is a case that cries out for vigilante justice. I hope her family gives him his once he is released.
Sounds like they already got one.
True horrors come out of the jury system. These people were simply not competent to be jurors.
Punching out a girl, what a wuss. Kudos to her for standing up to the jerk. She has guts, on the other hand, she probably didn’t think he would actually hit her.
The jury should be jailed for its idiotic decision.
back in the day, women were beaten at home. now guys do it right out in public.
Overhit by miles. How could he do that? I feel sorry for her and I bet she learned something about staying safe.
I could never do what the little girl did though, stand for a car to park, especially with someone else, with a car, showing up first. I would be embarrassed, myself. She was young and strong and aggressive enough to make a potentially dangerous and foolish decision over a parking place.
I think it caused something like road rage.
She was 4’10”. He ruined her life by decking her with one punch. He should have gotten 10 years but I suspect an OJ jury forced the jurors to come up with this compromise verdict that comes with a one year maximum sentence
If he didn’t intend to cause serious injury, he should have been sentenced to twenty years for felony stupidity, because he ought to have known that when you punch a much smaller person hard in the head, you will cause serious harm - and a dangerous moron is too dangerous to be let out.
And throw the jurors in for a year apiece - misdemeanor stupidity - for believing such an unbelievable defense.
Consider the NYC jury pool. At least they didn't return an OJ verdict.
Look in his eyes: no soul in there.
Yeah, if 0 had a son he would be just like Oscar.