Summations Begin in Parking-Punch Trial

Oscar Fuller punched a woman saving a parking spot in the East Village, knocking her unconscious

Friday, Nov 4, 2011  |  Updated 10:59 AM EDT
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Chilling new details involving a woman beaten into a coma over an East Village parking space last February, as Oscar Fuller, the man accused of pummeling the woman, is claiming self-defense. Pei-Sze Cheng reports.

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Chilling new details involving a woman beaten into a coma over an East Village parking space last February, as Oscar Fuller, the man accused of pummeling the woman, is claiming self-defense. Pei-Sze Cheng reports.

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A defense lawyer is urging jurors to conclude that a man who punched a woman in a dispute over a New York City parking spot never meant for her to end up in a coma.     

Summations began Friday in Oscar Fuller's assault trial in Manhattan.     

Fuller and Lana Rosas faced off in February over a parking space she was trying to save for her boyfriend.     

Prosecutors say Fuller hit the woman in the face out of anger. She fell, hit her head and was in a coma for about a week. She still wears a helmet because of her injuries.     

Fuller says he hit her after she struck first. His lawyer says prosecutors haven't proven the electrician intended to cause a serious injury, as the assault charge requires.      

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