NEWARK, NJ - A Maplewood man faces up to five years in New Jersey State Prison for beating a woman who he believed took too long of a time to get out of her car, said Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II in a press release.
Jahmil Jasper, 39, of Maplewood, was found guilty today of aggravated assault for attacking a 51-year-old woman on Dec. 8, 2018, punching her and kicking her in the head, authorities said. The woman was taken to Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and was treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Jasper grew angry at the woman who he believed was taking too long of a time to get out of a vehicle, which she was the passenger in, because he thought she was holding up traffic, Stephens said. The woman had recently undergone surgery before the attack, according to Stephens.
Jasper was captured on surveillance video punching the woman twice in the head. He then dragged her into the street where he punched her four times as she laid on the ground and then kicked her in the head twice, authorities said.
"An Essex County jury decided that this kind of senseless violence would not be tolerated in our community,’’ said Essex County Assistant Prosecutor Felicia Garnes.
His sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 20 before Essex County Superior Court Judge Nancy Sivilli.