After his first jury deadlocked, a man is back on trial for punching a woman in a New York City parking-space fight that left her brain-damaged.
Oscar Fuller's retrial in his assault case opened Wednesday.
The electrician acknowledges hitting Lana Rosas in the face in February 2011 as they square off over a Manhattan parking spot. Rosas fell, hit her head and was in a coma for days.
A prosecutor says Fuller's blow was "a brutal retaliation," not self-defense. Fuller's lawyer says it was "a reaction, not an intention" to hurt Rosas so seriously.
The case got widespread attention as a reflection of New Yorkers' competition for parking spaces. The first jury deadlocked in November.
The 36-year-old Fuller faces up to seven years in prison if convicted.
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