Attacker in vicious beating of Bronx street vendor to be sentenced

MELROSE, Bronx (WABC) -- An alleged gang member will be sentenced Monday for his part in the brutal beating of a Bronx street vendor.

Octavius Profit delivered the first and last blows in the 2017 attack that put Souleymane Porgo in a coma.

Police say it started when one of the attackers tried to steal a handbag and came back with friends.

Porgo was able to recover after the attack.

Another of the attackers was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty last year.

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