Man Guilty of Misdemeanor in Parking-Punch Case

It was Oscar Fuller's second trial in the case

Wednesday, May 9, 2012  |  Updated 6:38 AM EDT
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Mistrial in Parking Spot Assault

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Oscar Fuller demonstrates in a taped interview how he "tapped" the victim in a parking space incident.

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Mistrial in Parking Spot Assault

A mistrial was declared in the case of Oscar Fuller. He's admitted to attacking a woman over a parking spot. Jurors say they couldn't prove intent for the felony charge. Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance says he will try to bring this case back to court. Fuller could face seven years in prison if convicted. NBCNewYork?s Pei-Sze Cheng reports.
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A man has been convicted of a misdemeanor assault charge in an East Village parking-space clash that left a woman brain-damaged. But he was acquitted of a more serious felony charge.

The verdict came Tuesday in Oscar Fuller's second trial. A previous jury was allowed to consider only the felony assault charge. That panel deadlocked.

Fuller faces a potential year-long jail term at his June 18 sentencing.

Fuller acknowledges punching Lana Rosas in the face during their February 2011 confrontation. She was knocked off her feet and hit her head on the ground.

The Manhattan district attorney's office called the blow a brutal attack. Defense lawyer Thomas Kenniff says Fuller never foresaw or intended such serious injuries.

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