23 Year-Old Woman Now On Life Support

Sunday, May 23, 2010

I don't even know what to say about this story from last week that was sent in to me about a 23-year-old woman from China who recently immigrated on a student visa so she could study and who's now on life support.

On Sunday night, a 23-year-old woman walking home with her groceries on the 133 block of 41st Road in Flushing when she was struck on the head with a metal pipe, dragged into an alley and raped with the pipe [...]

The victim, who recently immigrated from China on a student visa and was living with an uncle, is in grave condition, with a "fractured skull, bleeding on the brain and trauma to the vagina." Assemblyman Grace Meng told the Daily News, "She was working in a nail salon, saving up money. She was going to start attending school. "She had good grades in China. That's why her parents wanted her to come and expand her horizons." Now Meng and Rep. Gary Ackerman are working to get an expedited visa for the victim's mother to come to the U.S.
Be safe and be aware of your surroundings.

Thank you Alice for sending this in so more people could be made aware of it.