Suspect accused of socking mother of 3 and breaking her jaw cut loose again in NYC court despite upgraded felony charge

A deranged suspect accused of sucker punching a 57-year-old mother-of-three and breaking her jaw was cut loose again by a Brooklyn judge even after prosecutors upgraded the assault charge to a felony Wednesday.

Franz Jeudy, 33, remained on supervised release after he was indicted on charges including second-degree assault – a bail eligible offense – more than a month after he randomly attacked bus aide Dulche Pichardo in Crown Heights, prosecutors said.

The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office requested $25,000 cash bail or $50,000 bond on the upgraded charges, but Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Matthew Sciarrino turned down that request.


After Pichardo was hit, she ran into her brother’s restaurant nearby and pointed out the alleged attacker.

The sibling chased down Jeudy for several blocks and held onto him before police arrived.

“Random attacks against strangers, especially women, are beyond senseless and completely unacceptable,” District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said in a statement.

“A grand jury that heard all the evidence returned an indictment for felony assault and we will now seek to hold the defendant accountable, so he will not repeat this outrageous and criminal conduct.”

Jeudy initially was slapped with a misdemeanor assault charge – that was not bail eligible – before he was hit with the heftier criminal count that could land him in jail for up to seven years if convicted.

He also is facing second-degree attempted assault, third-degree assault and related counts.


A spokesperson with the Office of Court Administration referred The Post to the court transcript when asked about Judge Sciarrino’s decision to keep Jeudy out of jail ahead of trial. The transcript was not immediately available.

Sciarrino faced heat last year after he ignored a prosecutor’s request to keep a career criminal in jail and instead granted bail in an attempted murder case.

The suspect, Ousmane Diallo, then allegedly wounded two in a shooting once he was freed on $500,000 bond, authorities said at the time.

Jeudy was arrested for two other random punches – one on a law enforcement officer in 2018 and the other on a security guard in 2019, police sources previously told The Post.

He was charged with misdemeanor assault charges that were later dismissed because Jeudy, who has an apparent history of schizophrenia, was found unfit to stand trial, Manhattan prosecutors previously said.

His next court date in Brooklyn is July 2.

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