NYC homeless man asks for cigarette, will get fatally bashed in head with cane: cops


A homeless man fatally bashed one other vagrant over the pinnacle with a cane in Manhattan — just because the sufferer requested for a cigarette, police stated Tuesday. 

Victim John Horton, 54, approached Vincent Foster, 36, on Ninth Avenue close to West forty fourth Street in Hell’s Kitchen round 3:10 p.m. Wednesday and requested for a cigarette, authorities stated. 

Foster responded by walloping Horton within the head with a cane, cops stated. It was unclear whether or not the cane belonged to the sufferer or the suspect. 

Horton was rushed with head trauma to Bellevue Hospital, the place he died two days later, police stated. 

Foster was arrested and charged with felony assault, cops stated. The district legal professional’s workplace will decide whether or not to improve the costs towards him within the wake of Horton’s loss of life, authorities stated. 

Foster was ordered held on $75,000 bail, information present. 

While in custody, he was concerned in one other struggle for which he was arrested too, cops stated. No particulars have been instantly accessible.

Horton’s final identified tackle was in upstate Pleasantville, and Foster was listed at an tackle in Alton, Ill., in response to police.