You are reading

Brooklyn Man Sentenced to 20 Year in Prison for Fatally Striking Corona Grandmother With a Rock

Guiying Ma pictured before the brutal Nov. 26 attack (GoFundMe)

Jan. 10, 2023 By Bill Parry

Brooklyn resident Elisaul Perez on Jan. 10 was sentenced to 20 years in prison for attacking 61-year-old GuiYing Ma as she swept a sidewalk in Corona on the day before Thanksgiving in 2021, fatally striking her twice in the head with a large rock, according to Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz.

Perez, 33, of Blake Avenue in Brownsville, pleaded guilty last month to manslaughter in the first degree before Queens Supreme Court Justice Michael Yavinsky.

According to the charges, during the morning of Nov. 26, 2021, the victim was seen sweeping the sidewalk and street area in front of her friend’s home on 38th Avenue near 97th Street in Corona. At around 8 a.m., Perez was captured on video surveillance as he picked up a large rock and struck Ma in the head. After she fell to the ground, he bashed her in the head a second time.

EMS responded to the crime scene and rushed the victim to Elmhurst Hospital Center in critical condition, where she had stayed for 10 weeks following the brutal assault. She underwent emergency surgery and was treated for a right skull fracture, facial fractures and internal bleeding from her brain, among other injuries. She never recovered, and after a three-month hospitalization, she died from complications from her injuries on Feb. 22.

“While today’s sentence cannot make up for this heartbreaking and senseless loss of their loved one, I hope that it provides some measure of solace to the family of Ms. Ma,” Katz said. “The long sentence will hold the defendant to account for an unprovoked attack that robbed the community of a beloved member.”

Justice Yavinsky imposed a sentence of 20 years in prison to be followed by five years’ post-release supervision.

email the author: news@queenspost.com
No comments yet

Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.


The reCAPTCHA verification period has expired. Please reload the page.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

Queens man faces up to 30 years in prison in connection to fatal shooting of cop in Far Rockaway last month: DA

The driver involved in the fatal shooting of NYPD Detective Jonathan Diller in Far Rockaway last month was indicted on weapons charges, Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced Tuesday.

Lindy Jones, 41, of Rockaway Beach Boulevard in Edgemere, was arraigned in Queens Supreme Court on an indictment charging him with criminal possession of a weapon for a gun found in the car from which his codefendant Guy Rivera allegedly fired the fatal shot.

Construction collapse traps two workers at Springfield Gardens home Tuesday morning: FDNY

Firefighters and EMS personnel rescued two construction workers who were trapped and pinned under a concrete slab after a retaining wall collapsed on them in front of a Springfield Gardens home on Tuesday morning. The FDNY received a call of a trench collapse at around 9:42 a.m. at a two-story home at 135-40 229th St., where the workers became trapped after the porch caved in on them.

“They were trapped under there for a while, one looked unconscious,” a concerned neighbor said at the scene.