SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – An 89-year-old woman who was brutally attacked almost exactly a year ago in a park near her Visitacion Valley home died Friday from her injuries suffered that day – four days before an event already planned to mark the one-year anniversary of the attack, family members said on a GoFundMe post late Friday night.
Yik Oi Huang, also known as Huang Popo, died at 4:45 p.m. Friday at Laguna Honda Hospital in San Francisco, family members said on the GoFundMe post. Huang suffered facial and skull fractures as well as a brain injury in the attack as she was doing “her routine exercises” at the Visitacion Valley Playground across from her home, the post said.READ MORE: Red Flag Warning Elevates Wildfire Fears Among Bay Area Residents
“She suffered through the massive pain and had been clinging for her life courageously,” family said on the post.READ MORE: Redwood City Couple Arrested On Child Abuse Charges After Newborn Hospitalized With Broken Leg
The 18-year-old suspect in the attack, Keonte Gathron, was arrested on Jan. 20.
The Jan. 8, 2020 event, billed as the Healing through Compassion and Solidarity Silent Sit-In, will be held from 7:30 to 10 a.m. at the Visitacion Valley Playground, 325 Leland Ave. in San Francisco. Family members say the event will also now be a memorial to their beloved Grandma Huang.MORE NEWS: Manslaughter Trial Begins For Danville Officer In Fatal Shooting Of Laudemer Arboleda
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