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The 86-year-old woman dies after being knocked to the ground by a stranger for violation of social distance

The 86-year-old Brooklyn patient dies after being hit in the head by a 32-year-old stranger who claimed that the woman ‘violated social distance when she touched a rail near her hospital bed.’

  • Janie Marshall, 86, died less than four hours after she was reportedly attacked by 32-year-old Cassandra Lundy at Brooklyn’s Woodhull Hospital on Satuday
  • The death marks the first corona-related murder in the city most affected by the virus in the United States
  • Both Marshall and Lundy were hospitalized patients when the feud took place
  • Marshall is said to have grabbed a metal stand that was near a bed that Lundy was in, which led to the woman’s attack
  • She is said to have attacked Marshall and complained that the woman was not following the social distance guidelines
  • The hospital police gave Lundy a disorderly subpoena and released her
  • Additional charges may be brought against Lundy once authorities determine how Marshall died
  • Coronavirus symptoms: what are they and should you see a doctor?

An elderly New York woman passed away after being pushed in the head by a stranger at a local hospital who claimed she was not distant during the coronavirus pandemic.

Janie Marshall, 86, died less than four hours after she was reportedly attacked by 32-year-old Cassandra Lundy at Woodhull Hospital in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood on Saturday.

The death marks the first corona-related murder in the city most affected by the virus in the United States.

Both Marshall and Lundy were hospitalized patients when the quarrel took place, authorities explained New York Daily News on Sunday.

86-year-old Janie Marshall died less than four hours after she was reportedly attacked by 32-year-old Cassandra Lundy at Woodhull Hospital in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood on Saturday

86-year-old Janie Marshall died less than four hours after she was reportedly attacked by 32-year-old Cassandra Lundy at Woodhull Hospital in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood on Saturday

Marshall had been in the hospital for a bowel obstruction and would have innocently grabbed a metal stand that was near a bed that contained Lundy – an attack patient – at around 2 p.m. Marshall died at 5:40 pm.

Lundy is said to have attacked Marshall and complained that the woman was not following the social distance guidelines. At that moment, the woman hit Marshall in the head.

While part of the showdown was videotaped, no one witnessed the attack. Lundy was released by hospital police after being given a disorderly subpoena for the attack.

According to sources, the hospital was unable to contact the NYPD nearly five hours after the woman died.

Authorities are waiting for Marshall’s autopsy to determine whether to lift charges against Lundy.

A repeat offender, Lundy has been arrested 17 times before on charges of drug possession, offense, mistreatment, and strangulation.

NYC Health and Hospitals, which runs the Brooklyn facility, said it was ‘saddened’ by death.

The death marks the first corona-related murder in the city most affected by the virus in the United States

The death marks the first corona-related murder in the city most affected by the virus in the United States

The death marks the first corona-related murder in the city most affected by the virus in the United States

“We are committed to ensuring a safe, health-focused environment in these very demanding times so that our heroic health professionals can continue to provide the high-quality, compassionate care New Yorkers need more than ever,” they added in a statement.

“We are working with the NYPD in their research.”

People who know Marshall were shocked by the news.

“It’s sad,” said Dealice Fuller, president of the Brooklyn 1 Community Board. “Something like this happens and you want the world to know that someone contributed.”

Marshall played a key role in establishing the area's Sunshine Community Garden in 1991

Marshall played a key role in establishing the area's Sunshine Community Garden in 1991

Marshall played a key role in establishing the area’s Sunshine Community Garden in 1991

Fuller said that Marshall played a key role in establishing the area’s Sunshine Community Garden in 1991.

“She was able to get all the information and she came up to me and asked me to help people get into the garden,” Fuller said. “We were actually one of the first gardens in the district.”

Eartha Calloway, an 87-year-old neighbor of Marshall’s, was devastated by the news.

“We just met in the hall and laughed and talked,” said Calloway. “She came from the south like me and we always laughed about it, about the heat down there and how we washed clothes outside, funny things.”

“It just turns out, you never know. You never know what’s going to happen to you. You may be walking down the hallway and someone hits you in the hospital. ‘

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