The Ngoc The, 77, was beaten and left in a pool of his own blood in a St Albans driveway shortly after 7pm. She was found by passers-by who comforted her at the scene until the arrival of the ambulance.
She suffered â€œsignificant brain injuryâ€, according to the police, and spent three days at the Royal Melbourne Hospital in a critical condition. Victoria Police confirmed Mrs The died at the hospital Monday afternoon.
Amy Tran, 30, had previously been accused of intentionally causing serious injury. She faced Melbourne magistrates ‘ Court on Monday where she was denied bail. It is expected the charges will be upgraded.
Detective Sen-constable Scott Riley said to the court, on Monday, a number of witnesses saw Tran near the scene of the alleged attack.
Amy Tran has been accused of denigrating a woman in St Albans. Photo: Screengrab/Seven
â€œOn Thursday, Mrs. The was found seriously assaulted,â€ he said. â€œBefore that a number of people nearby heard three or four loud screams.
â€œWitnesses had seen in front of (the aisle where Ms. Le was found) the accused acted in a strange way. Witnesses have tried to engage with the accused, but have failed.â€
CCTV footage allegedly shows Ms The and Tran on the site shortly after 7am.
When they said The â€œwill not surviveâ€, Ms. Tran smiled and laughed. In response to these accusations, Ms. Tran refused, she has done nothing wrong.
â€œI heard that I was blamed for hitting someone, ” she told the court. â€œI deny it.â€
When Ms. Tran has been handed over the documents to the court detailing his prior convictions, she told the judge: â€œIt is not relevant, mate.â€
The court heard the accused suffers from schizophrenia and has a history of drug use and violent delinquency.
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