Second Boy Who Pushed Shopping Cart Onto UWS Woman Sentenced to Foster Home
MANHATTAN — The second boy who pushed a shopping cart onto a woman at an East Harlem mall last year has been sentenced to serve up to 16 months at a foster home in the near-fatal incident.
The 12-year-old boy was sentenced to a minimum of six months and a maximum of 16 months at a treatment facility for tossing the cart off the fourth level of a parking garage at the East River Plaza on Oct. 30, the city's law department said.
The cart struck Upper West Side real estate broker Marion Hedges, 47, causing severe head trauma and leaving her in a coma.
The 13-year-old boy involved in the incident was sentenced last month to spend a minimum of six months and a maximum of 18 months at a group home in Westchester.
Lawyers said the 12-year-old was responsible for giving the shopping cart its final push, according to the Associated Press.
A Manhattan family court judge reportedly said the 12-year-old suffers from serious anger and mental health issues.