Judge Orders Jury To Keep Deliberating East Village Parking Dispute Case
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Jurors are deliberating again after hitting an impasse in the trial of a man who admitted hitting a woman during a parking dispute.
The judge told the jury Wednesday to forge ahead in discussing Oscar Fuller’s assault case after jurors told him they were stuck.
The question before the jury was whether 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 to hold the spot on 14th Street for her boyfriend by standing in it, when Fuller got out of his car and punched her, knocking her to the pavement, authorities said.
Rosas was in a coma for a week.
Prosecutors say Fuller hit Rosas in the face out of anger.
Fuller said he acted in self-defense after Rosas attacked him first. His lawyer said prosecutors didn’t prove the 35-year-old meant to cause serious injury, as the assault charge requires.
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