Friday, June 15, 2012

Elderly man beaten into coma

A Long Island man is under arrest in a brutal beating that left an elderly man in a coma.

Nassau County Police say that Josue Bonilla, 23, of New Cassel was seen yelling and then knocking down the victim on Grayson St.

Police say Bonilla then began kicking the victim on his head and body while going through his pockets. He then ran away.

The attack took place at about 8:45 p.m. on April 28, 2012.

The unidentified 68-year-old victim was rushed to a nearby hospital with severe head trauma. Police say the Hicksville man suffers from dementia and Alzheimer's disease and remains in a coma.

Police were able to track down Bonilla on Thursday. He is charged with robbery and assault. He is expected to be arraigned on Friday in Hempstead.

Detectives request anyone with information regarding the attack to contact the Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. Police say that all callers will remain anonymous.


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