The monster accused of viciously beating a nurse in the bathroom of a Hell’s Kitchen bar after she rebuffed him on the dance floor was slapped with beefed up charges of attempted murder at his arraignment in Manhattan criminal court this morning, The New York Post reported.
Mbarek Lafrem, 30—a construction worker from Norwood, Pa—appeared expressionless in a rumpled Yankees jacket and did not utter a word at the hearing.
"This case is a vicious and brutal attack," said prosecutor Dan Brody.
The Moroccan national told police that he callously attacked her after she tried to push him inside of the women’s restroom.
"I was at the bar with the girl. I went into the bathroom and she started yelling at me," Lafrem said, according to court papers.
"She was coming toward me, so I grabbed her by the arm. She was trying to push me, so I punched her in the face twice and pushed her back into the stall. She fell into the stall and her head."
He was also charged with assault and attempted rape.
The victim was found in the bathroom with one pant leg completely off and the other around her ankle, the court papers said.
She required 50 stitches to close a laceration across her forehead and suffered a broken eye socket, broken nose, skull fractures, and a broken jaw, according to the court papers.
Lafrem, who does not have a criminal record is being held without bail.
His lawyer, Sergio DeLapaza declined to comment, but told the judge that his client was "cooperative".