A man is paralyzed from the neck down after being attacked by a fellow resident at his Queens adult home — at least the second serious incident at medical homes on the Rockaway peninsula in recent months, according to the NYPD and police sources. Apparently the facility is so short staffed that they cannot supervise the residents.
The victim and the suspect got into an argument inside a recreation room at The New Gloria’s Manor on Beach.The suspect punched the victim in the face, causing him to fall and hit his head on a table. While both were on the ground, the alleged attacker, identified as Bienvenido Cruz jumped on the victim’s chest and continued to pummel him four to five times. No staff intervened.Cruz then slammed the victim’s head into the table at least five times, according to an eyewitness.
The victim is paralyzed from the neck down, according to the criminal complaint. Cruz who has a prior arrest for weapons possession in Suffolk County, was charged with felony assault.
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