Brooklyn Man Gets 10 Years For Violent Subway Hate Crime: DA

A Brooklyn man will spend 10 years in prison for violently attacking a Black woman while hurling racist and sexist slurs in 2018, prosecutors announced this week.

Aleksejs Saveljevs, 34, was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for the hate crime, where he stabbed a 57-year-old woman in the back while she was getting off the Q train at Church Avenue station on November evening.

Saveljevs, who was originally charged with attempted murder, pleaded guilty to first-degree attempted assault as a hate crime for the attack, prosecutors said.

Aleksejs Saveljevs stabbed a Black woman in a Brooklyn subway station while hurling racist and sexist slurs, according to prosecutors.

Aleksejs Saveljevs stabbed a Black woman in a Brooklyn subway station while hurling racist and sexist slurs, according to prosecutors. (Provided by Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office.) BROOKLYN, NY […]

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