Man beaten in the Bronx dies after months in a coma
James Smith, 52, suffered a fractured skull in the March 24 attack. He was punched, kicked and knocked to the pavement. After Smith passed out, the man who beat him and a woman who acted as a lookout left the scene on foot. No arrests have been made.
“I feel terrible, I can’t even go out there,” Hatten said. “I can’t even go up there. I don’t want to see him like that.”
Police have asked for help identifying the attacker and a woman who woman stood nearby to act as a lookout.
The man was last seen wearing a red baseball cap, a dark colored hooded sweater, dark colored sweatpants and dark colored sneakers. The woman was last seen wearing blue hooded sweater, maroon sweatpants and black and white sneakers.
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