Elderly Woman Dies After Being Punched by 32-year-Old Brooklyn Woman Because She “Didn’t Stay More Than 6 Feet Away” Amid Coronavirus Panic

An 86-year-old woman died after a Brooklyn woman punched her for not engaging in “social distancing” amid the Coronavirus pandemic.  
The New York Post reported that the elderly woman was in the emergency room awaiting treatment at a Brooklyn hospital when a fellow patient punched her in the face, knocking her to the ground.
The attacker told hospital workers that she punched the elderly woman because she “didn’t stay more than 6 feet away.”
The 86-year-old, Janie Marshall of Williamsburg, died of her head injury while she was waiting for results from a CT scan.
The New York Post reported:
An 86-year-old woman awaiting treatment for bowel blockage at a Brooklyn hospital yesterday died after being punched by a fellow patient — for not engaging in “social distancing” amid the coronavirus, law enforcement sources told The Post on Sunday.
Marshall was in the emergency room at the city-run Woodhull Medical Center when she was smacked in the face by a 32-year-old patient, who was awaiting psychiatric treatment and got out of her nearby bed to launch the unprovoked attack, sources said.
Marshall was knocked off her feet and cracked her head on the floor shortly after 2 p.m. Saturday, sources said.
Her attacker allegedly told a Health and Hospitals Corp. police officer that she did it because Marshall “didn’t stay more than 6 feet away.”
The alleged assailant was issued a summons for disorderly conduct by hospital police and left the hospital without being admitted.
Meanwhile, Marshall was sent for a CT scan and was awaiting the exam when she was found slumped over in the hospital around 5:40 p.m. and pronounced dead from her head injury, sources said.
According to The Post, the NYPD wasn’t notified of the attack, which was caught on video, until later Saturday night due to a crowded emergency room from the Coronavirus pandemic.
The attacker reportedly has a history of mental illness and 17 prior arrests.
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