A homeless man who was captured on surveillance footage beating a lady inside a Queens subway station final week was arrested as a teen a long time in the past for killing his personal grandmother.
The suspect, 41-year-old Waheed Foster, has a prolonged prison historical past, together with a bust for beating his grandmother to dying in 1995 when he was simply 14.
The aged sufferer, Ariela Mascha, had 20 damaged ribs, a stab wound within the leg and a punctured liver, police stated on the time.
The brutal assault was sparked over a struggle about cash, police stated then.
He was later convicted in her dying, nevertheless it’s unclear how lengthy he served.
He was dwelling along with his grandmother on the time of her dying and later confessed to killing her days after the deadly encounter when he was confronted by detectives about inconsistencies in his story, Newsday reported in 1995.
Last week, Foster allegedly launched at a lady after she ignored him on a prepare, police stated Monday.
The assault occurred simply after 5 a.m. Sept. 20 because the 33-year-old sufferer tried to exit the northbound A prepare on the Howard Beach cease with out partaking with the person, cops stated.
Foster allegedly chased the girl off the prepare, attacking her close to the subway entrance, cops stated.
Judge Denise Johnson ordered Foster held with out bail throughout his arraignment, information present.
The sufferer told ABC 7 she hasn’t slept in every week as her head kilos with ache.
“Do you understand how scared I’m now? I used to be by no means an individual to be scared,” sufferer Elizabeth Gomes informed the tv station.
She stated Foster was incoherent main as much as the assault.
“He’s speaking concerning the satan. He’s speaking about an entire bunch of nonsense,” Gomes reportedly stated.
Foster was additionally arrested in 2010 for stabbing a 50-year-old girl within the cheek and shoulder, police sources stated. The violence occurred at a psychological establishment the place he punched two different folks, in accordance with a lawsuit that stemmed from the incident.
His different prior arrests embrace busts for assaulting a lady with a screwdriver, prison mischief, theft and larceny, the sources stated.
In 2004, he tried to flee from a transport automobile whereas he was a state jail inmate, the Post-Standard reported again then.
Foster has two different pending prison issues on prices of prison mischief and minor theft.