NEW YORK (AP) A man accused of bashing and raping a woman in a hospital bed was arrested Thursday and charged with attempted murder and rape.
New York police said the woman, identified as 27-year-old Yael Givens, suffered severe injuries and died in hospital.
Givens is accused of kicking and hitting the woman repeatedly on Feb. 8, then kicking her in the head, face and stomach.
The NYPD said the man is also accused of trying to stab her in her abdomen.
He was taken into custody on the Upper West Side, police said.
He was in custody on suspicion of attempted murder, rape and assault.GIVENS, of Queens, New York, appeared in court for a hearing Thursday.
He has not entered a plea to the charges.