NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Bronx woman who was left in a coma after being punched over a parking spot has regained consciousness.
Lana Rosas, 25, suffered a critical head injury when she was allegedly assaulted by 35-year-old Oscar Fuller.READ MORE: Terence Blanchard Becomes First Black Composer At Metropolitan Opera On Historic Night At Lincoln Center
Fuller told CBS 2 in early March that he “did not know…that she was physically hurt.”
According to Fuller, the alleged incident on February 25 started when he saw Rosas standing along East 14th Street in the East Village. She was physically holding a parking space for her boyfriend, who was circling the block.READ MORE: COVID Vaccine Mandate For New York City Teachers To Take Effect After Federal Appeals Court Lifts Temporary Ban
Words were exchanged between the two, and then, Fuller said, Rosas threw the first of several punches.
“Bang, bang, bang, bang, she’s just hitting me, hitting me, and I’m like ‘whoa, whoa,’” Fuller said. “So I hit the girl, jump back in my car and pull off.”
Rosas’ family told a different story – that the petite, 100-pound woman was hit so hard that she flew off her feet and landed in the street.MORE NEWS: R. Kelly Found Guilty Of All Counts In Sex Trafficking, Racketeering Trial
Fuller pleaded not guilty to assault charges on Thursday. He remained free on $100,000 bail and will be back in court on May 26.