NEW YORK (WCBS 880 / AP) – There is no verdict yet in the trial of a man who punched a woman in a New York City parking spot dispute. She ended up brain-damaged after falling to the ground.

WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell On The Story

The question before the jury is whether Oscar Fuller intended to cause serious, physical injury when he punched Lana Rosas in the face in a dispute over a parking spot.

It happened in February in the East Village.

Rosas was apparently trying hold the spot on 14th Street for her boyfriend by standing in it, when Fuller, a muscular electrician looking for a place to park, got out of his car and punched her, knocking her to the pavement.

Rosas was in a coma for a week.

Rosas, who stands at just 4 feet 11 inches tall, now wears a protective helmet because a piece of her forehead had to be removed to relieve pressure on the brain.

Fuller’s defense is that she hit him first and that he did not intend to hurt her.

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