New York is looking for this man after a brutal attack captured on the videotape below (warning: the video is violent and disturbing. The victim is a 38-year-old man who was left unconscious from the vicious beat down and robbery. The legal question is whether such attacks should be charged as a type of battery or attempted murder when they continued for such a prolonged period. The suspect was clearly enjoying the attack and resumed attacking the man but there is no way to prove intent to kill.
The victim was drunk after being dropped off by friends from a party at 3 am in front of a supermarket in the Bronx’s University Heights neighborhood According to the New York Daily News, the man was “talking s— to everybody” and began talking to his assailant. That is when the attack occurs and the attacker even came back to get his hat and resumed the attack.