Teen Who Shoved Woman Down Church Steps Attempts Suicide


The police apprehended the violent mugger of 68-year-old Irene Tahliambouris. He is only 16 years old. His name is Jayvaun Prince.

Irene Tahliambouris

Prince tried to kill himself in the police precinct by removing his shirt and wrapping it around his neck. He was hospitalized but not hurt seriously.

He is waiting for arraignment in Queens Criminal Court, Youth Division, facing charges of grand larceny, criminal possession of stolen property, and assault.

Jayvaun Prince

Prince is also accused of a separate crime on April 4, where he allegedly robbed another woman in a Queens apartment complex before allegedly stealing her car.

He already has a long rap sheet of arrests.

The Injured Woman

Mugging victim Irene Tahliambouris remains in the ICU with a fractured skull and black eye but is showing signs of improvement.

“She’s still recovering. Yesterday she started recognizing us,” Daniel Coffaro Hill, 19, whose brother and Tahliambouris’ niece share a child, said Thursday. “She was brushing her hair today, really slow, but she’s in her right mind. She knows who we are now.”

Prince shoved her so hard that she went airborne and slammed down on her back. The suspect allegedly stole $300, her cellphone, and her car before fleeing the scene outside St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Queens, New York, on Sunday.

The grandmother’s family lashed out at politicians for not holding criminals accountable.

“We are devastated to even imagine the pain she is experiencing after being knocked off the stairs of the church, hitting the back of her head on the concrete while this vicious person, with no consideration for life, attacked her and took all her belongings and her car,” her family said in a statement, Fox News Digital reported.

“Criminals feel comfortable doing things to helpless people because the laws in our state do not hold them accountable,” her family said. “The recidivism rate of criminal felonies is high, yet the state refuses to change laws to remand them to jail or charge them to the fullest extent of the law.

“We are seeing an increase in petty crimes that are no longer able to be prosecuted, and those people are going on to commit violent crimes, yet Albany and NYC refuse to make the necessary changes to the law to ensure these criminals are held accountable.”

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