Brandon Elliot biography: 13 things about black man who attacked Vilma Kari in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan

Brandon Elliot

Brandon Elliot

Brandon Elliot is an African-American man from New York, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He is the son of Bridget Johnson. (a)
  2. He has a sister who is 14 years younger than him. (a)
  3. He previously lived in the Bronx, New York City, New York with his mother and younger sister. (a)
  4. In July 2000, he was arrested after allegedly robbing his mother by yanking jewelry from her neck and choking her. (a)
  5. In April 2002, he was arrested after allegedly using a kitchen knife to stab his mother three times in the chest in their home in the Bronx in front of his younger sister. (a)
  6. His mother was 42 years old when she died days after he stabbed her. (a)
  7. For his mother’s stabbing death, he was convicted of murder and sentenced to 15 years to life in prison.
  8. In November 2019, he was released on parole. (a)
  9. Amid the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in early 2021, he lived in a hotel on West 40th Street in New York City, which serves as a homeless shelter. (a)
  10. At around 11:40 a.m. on March 29, 2021, he was caught on camera brutally attacking Filipino-American woman Vilma Kari, then 65, in front of the luxury apartment Brodsky Organization in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. (a) (b)
  11. On March 30, 2021, he was arrested and charged with two counts of assault as a hate crime and one count each of attempted assault as a hate crime, assault and attempted assault. (a)
  12. He was 38 years old when he was arrested on March 30, 2021. (a)
  13. He is expected to be arraigned in Manhattan criminal court on March 31, 2021. (a)


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