A Chinese immigrant who was brutally attacked in April in East Harlem, New York City, has died of his injuries, police said Saturday.
Yao Pan Ma was pushing a grocery cart full of bottles and cans that he had collected on April 23 when he was suddenly approached from behind and attacked.
The attacker knocked him to the ground and repeatedly kicked his head and stomped on him several times before fleeing the scene, prosecutors say.
Ma was then placed on a ventilator and remained hospitalized since the assault happened. He had severe head injuries and there was bleeding in his brain, according to officials.
The 61-year-old man died on Dec. 31, police said, adding his case is now deemed a homicide.
The attacker identified as Jarrod Powell, 49, was charged with attempted murder and two counts of assault as a hate crime at the time.
On Saturday, the Manhattan…