Man accused of anti-Asian hate crime due back in court
A Yonkers man accused of committing a violent hate crime against an Asian woman is due back in court on Friday.
It'll be a virtual appearance for Tammel Esco who is accused of calling a 67-year-old Filipina woman an anti-Asian slur before attacking her earlier this month.
Police say security video shows Esco following the victim into the vestibule of the apartment before punching her more than 100 times, stomping and spitting on her.
The victim's children say that she is recovering, but is unable to return home or work. She suffered broken bones in her face and internal brain bleeding.
In their first public comments, the victim's children called their mom a "hardworking woman" and said the attack was "despicable and unprovoked."
Esco is charged with attempted murder and assault both as hate crimes. He's being held without bail at the Westchester County Jail.