Grandmother Dies Months After Being Struck in the Head in NYC
February 28, 2022
ELMHURST, Queens—GuiYing Ma, 61, a grandmother in Queens has died weeks after she woke up from a coma after she was bashed in the head with a rock back in November 2021.
Things were looking more positive in early February when Ma woke up from a coma, which her family considered nothing short of a miracle. She opened her eyes and even waved at her husband.
However, ABC7 learned on Monday that Ma had died. Her cause of death is homicide based on complications of a traumatic head injury.
61-year-old GuiYing Ma, was sweeping outside her home at the corner of 38th Avenue and 97th Street at around 8 a.m., November 26, 2021, when a complete stranger approached her and began beating her with “a large rock” in the face and head.
The suspect, later identified as 33-year-old Afro-Latino Elisaul Perez of Brooklyn, continued to strike Ma until she was knocked unconscious.
Thanks to the diligent efforts of the Transit District 2 Neighborhood Coordination Officer and Field Intelligence Officer, Eli Saul Perez-Hernandez was safely apprehended. The Transit Special Victims Squad working collaboratively to keep our city subways safe. @NYPDTD2pic.twitter.com/en3BurkYq4