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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Comments (17)
  1. HeMan77 says:

    Oscar Fuller has NO criminal record!!!!!! Get your facts straight!!!!!!!

  2. Edward says:

    Women are not better than men and men are not better than women, but a lot of you guys seem to think that women have a right to do whatever they want these days, and it’s expected for the man to always be the better person. Quite frankly that is not reality. If people want to lesson their chances of becoming a “victim” then respect other people, keep your hands to yourself, and stop making excuses for bad behavior.

  3. Animal Trainer says:

    As usual they don’t want to be man enough to except consequences and always have an excuse for violence. Can’t reason with an animal.

  4. Juan Perez says:

    Oscar Fuller should be in jail at least 60 years because you never beat a woman or a any person for a verbal discussion.

    That guy is totally insane. I read that in some website that Oscar Fuller was with her girlfriend in the car at that moment. Maybe her girlfriend could fight with Lana Rosas (woman with woman) instead of him.

    One person here wrote that she deserved it, because she threw the punch first. That comment is from an idiot, because if a 10 years old kid hit me, I am never going to punch him back. Unless I am a kid too.

    Violence should always be avoidable.

    I hope that Oscar Fuller would be in jail forever, if not, we should wait for God justice.

  5. Blackheywood Heywood says:

    Acquit Oscar Fuller had Ms Rosas not attempted to “hold” a parking space none of the events that happened would’ve taken place. When she hit him, he had a right o defend himself.Her size does not matter, she was more aware of her stature than he was supposed to be. Then she failed to testify but shows up in the court to sway the jury. I hope the jury does the right thing and Free Oscar Fuller.

  6. DanTe says:

    Another deSPICable c\/nt who thinks it owns the streets. Too bad it recovered and will spawn like roaches. Should have decked the boyfriend too.

  7. The Punisher says:

    Fuller’s extensive arrest record dating to 1994. His previous arrests include busts for assault, drug possession and marijuana possession. So what’s new with his type? Nothing at all.

  8. Tomy says:

    Wouldn’t be the first time a latina was knocked out by a black man. But usually they date first.

  9. Tony says:

    Well don’t expect much from a black man or an animal. Scared of a 4 feet 11 inches tall woman? Wow very brave. I’am surprise he didn’t call his backup Tyrome or Derrick.

  10. John Ash says:

    Hedda – you already have br9ain damanage. Your comment is useless.

  11. Hedda Givver says:

    Woof, papi… can hit me hard anytime you want – and I won’t press no charges either.

    1. Tony says:

      Papi? Must be another dumb latina that messes up her life other a ghetto boy.

    2. Kong says:

      I guess if your into monkeys.

  12. Nec says:

    Not guilty..

  13. Joe says:

    She was wrong for standing in the spot in the first place. He was wrong for striking a woman over the parking spot. She should be ticketed for loitering and he should be convicted of assault.

    1. Rabies says:

      Was he wrong for self defense? She is no woman. Just a wild animal defending her terroritory that got hurt.

  14. Lo Rhent says:

    Maybe it time for Oscar to start taking the bus.

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