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Chinese immigrant attacked in NYC dies months later


Associated Press

New York City police say a Chinese immigrant who was brutally attacked in April while collecting cans in East Harlem has died of his injuries. Police announced Saturday that 61-year-old Yao Pan Ma died Dec. 31 and that the attack has now been deemed a homicide. Forty-nine-year-old Jarrod Powell was previously charged with attempted murder, felony assault and hate crimes charges. A message was left seeking comment with his lawyer. Prosecutors say Powell attacked Ma from behind, knocked him to the ground and repeatedly kicked his head. A spokesperson said the family is calling on the District Attorney’s Office to upgrade the charges to murder.

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