Mugger Who Attacked 61-Year-Old Woman in Sara D. Roosevelt Park Gets 9 Years in Prison

Posted on: September 6th, 2018 at 5:00 am by

The mugger who brutally beat a Lower East Side woman in Sara D. Roosevelt Park last year was sentenced to nine years in prison yesterday.

Devin Brown, 25, pleaded guilty to attempted murder after beating his victim to near-death in May 2017. Prosecutors said that Brown, unprovoked, punched the 61-year-old woman to the pavement (near Stanton and Forsyth Streets), then repeatedly slammed her head against the pavement. He then rummaged through her pockets, before being scared away by a good Samaritan driving past.

The victim was rushed to the hospital and intubated.

This area of Sara D. Roosevelt Park is a known hotbed of drug activity and violence. In fact, it’s K2 which is the biggest problem here. You’ll recall that just a couple weeks ago, a 70-year-old homeless man stabbed another homeless man to death after a spat over K2.

[h/t Daily News]

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