Police say 3 girls beat up woman for fun

By 윤민식
  • Published : Jan 17, 2013 - 10:52
  • Updated : Jan 18, 2013 - 11:33

Three girls in New York's Hudson Valley were charged with gang assault after they allegedly beat up a 34-year-old woman on the street just for fun, police said.

The unidentified girls -- two age 13 and the other 12 -- allegedly attacked Paola Neri around 7:50 a.m. Tuesday as she put her 8-year-old daughter, Melanie, on a school bus in New Windsor, N.Y., near Newburgh, about 65 miles north of New York City, police said.

The girls told police they were "mobbing" or "popping" on Neri just for fun, repeatedly kicking, punching and dragging the woman by the hair, Mid-Hudson News Network reported.

They said they chose their victim at random, the Middletown, N.Y., Times Herald-Record reported.

The woman suffered head and internal injuries, cuts and bruises all over her body, police said. She may have a concussion, WABC-TV, New York, reported.

Two of the girls were on their way to school and the other was suspended, police said. All three confessed, police said.

The girls were also charged with endangering the welfare of a child, Mid-Hudson News Network reported.

They were turned over to their parents pending an appearance in Orange County Family Court. (UPI)

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단체로 30대女 덮친 10대女, 그 이유가...

미국에서 10대 초반의 소녀 세 명이 한 30대 여성을 별 다른 이유 없이 폭행하는 충격적인 사건이 발생했다.

뉴욕 주 경찰은 13세 소녀 두 명과 12세 소녀 한 명이 지난 15일 (현지시간) 오전 7시 50분, 파울라 네리 (34)씨를 습격해 폭행했다고 밝혔다. 피해여성은 당시 8살 된 딸 멜라니를 학교버스에 태우는 중이었던 것으로 려졌다.

현지언론에 따르면 가해자들은 경찰에게 그들이 네리 씨를 공격한 이유가 그저 재미를 위해서라고 말했다고 한다.

네리 씨는 내상과 온몸에 타박상을 입었으며, 뇌진탕의 위험도 있다고 경찰은 밝혔다.

가해자들은 모두 범행을 자백했으며 아동복지위협 혐의를 받았다.