Canadian Sentenced To 14 Years In Manhattan Claw Hammer AttackThe Manhattan district attorney's office said Epp abruptly attacked a Spanish tourist sitting near him on bench at City Hall Park in July 2012.
Canadian Man Pleads Guilty To Attacking Tourist With Hammer In City Hall ParkDouglas Epp pleaded guilty Tuesday to attempted murder in the July 2012 attack. He is expected to receive a 14-year prison sentence.
Prosecutors: City Hall Hammer-Wielding Suspect Admits To Attacking TouristInvestigators said the man accused of beating a tourist with a hammer in City Hall Park last month has admitted to the attack. In court documents released during a hearing Tuesday, the man first identified as John Yoos said he "snapped" before launching the attack. The suspect pleaded not guilty to attempted murder.