New York Man Who Punched Asian Woman More Than 125 Times is Sentenced to 17 Years in Prison

Tammel Esco pleaded guilty in September. (Westchester County Jail)

A Yonkers man who admitted he pummeled and spit on a 67-year-old woman as he called her an “Asian bitch” was sentenced Tuesday to more than 17 years behind bars.

Tammel Esco, 42, was seen in the caught-on-video attack in March punching the victim more than 125 times and stomping her with construction boots in what Westchester County’s top prosecutor called one of “the most vicious and shocking hate crimes” in the New York City suburb’s history.

“Because of the viciousness and hate of Tammel Esco, I lost the place I called home for over 24 years, the place where I raised my daughters, and my longtime neighbors,” the victim said in a statement read in court, according to the Westchester District Attorney’s Office.

“As the attack happened, all I could think was, ‘Please Lord let me live, please Lord my daughters need me,’” said the victim, who suffered brain bleeding, facial fractures and other injuries.

“A complete stranger heartlessly spit, beat and kicked me over 100 times just because of my heritage… My only hope is that God and the criminal justice system will see fit to make sure this never happens to any other innocent family again.”

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SOURCE: New York Post, Mark Lungariello