A New Cassel man has been convicted of beating a 68-year-old Alzheimer’s patient from Hicksville so severely that he is expected to remain in a vegetative state for the rest of his life.

A Nassau County jury found Josue Bonilla of six counts of assault but acquitted him of robbery and grand larceny charges.

“I don’t have anything,” the victim said when the 23-year-old man confronted him on Grayston Street before punching the victim in the jaw, breaking his dentures and knocking him to the ground April 28, 2012, according to prosecutors.

Bonilla kicked the unconscious victim and stomped on his head, chest and back before he fled the scene. He was apprehended two months later.

Bonilla faces up to 25 years in prison when he’s sentenced at a later date.


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