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Richmond Hill man charged with assaulting homeless man: NYPD

By Naeisha Rose

Junior Bingham, 48, from Richmond Hill was caught on camera and confessed to stomping Karnail Singh, a homeless man who later died from his injuries, according to the Queens DA’s office.

“The defendant identified himself in the above-mentioned video surveillance,” said Detective Anthony Davis in the criminal complaint. “The defendant admitted, in sum and substance, ‘I stomped him in the stomach twice.’”

On the evening of Aug. 19 police responded to a 911 call about a man in need of help at 103-26 135 St., according to the NYPD.

Once officers arrived they found Singh, 42, unconscious and unresponsive with trauma to his body, and he was later sent by EMS to Jamaica Hospital, the NYPD said. He was declared dead two days later.

Bingham was arrested and charged Aug. 23 with assault and reckless endangerment, according to authorities. His next court date is Oct. 30.

The detective said that based on video surveillance “an unapprehended male was dragging the victim, Karnail Singh, by his hands when the defendant, Junior Bingham, kicked the victim in the torso area, and that the unapprehended male let go of the victim’s hands, causing the victim’s head to fall and strike the pavement,” according to the criminal complaint.

“The defendant then kicked the victim in the head while the victim was lying supine on the street at the above location,” Davis said, leaving the injured victim lying on his back in the roadway.

hssThe chief medical examiner performed an autopsy on the victim and said he died from blunt force trauma to the head, according to the criminal complaint.

Bingham could face up to seven years in prison if found guilty, according to a spokeswoman for the Queens DA.

Reach reporter Naeisha Rose by e-mail at nrose@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 260–4573.

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