Woman charged with hate crime in attack on Asian beauty store owner

HOUSTON – One of two customers involved in an attack inside of a beauty supply store on St. Patrick’s Day has been indicted on a hate crime charge, District Attorney Kim Ogg announced Friday.

“I just want justice ... get a punishment for what they did. not over, not less just the exact amount for what they did. That’s what I believe in. That’s what I want,” said Sung Jun Lee, the beauty supply store owner’s son.

KPRC 2 spoke to Lee about the new development in the case.

Business owner Jung Kim said that she was punched in the face by a customer who hurled racial insults at her as she was pummeled.

“You little Asian girl,” said Sung Jun Lee, the woman’s son. “That’s what she remembered.”

The attack left Kim bloodied and bruised with a broken nose. Kim said the break is so bad that she needs surgery.

READ: ‘You little Asian girl’: Beauty supply store owner says racial insults hurled at her during attack by customer

Keaundra Young, 24, was indicted on charges of assaulting Jung Kim on March 17. A grand jury concluded that the assault was motivated by racial bias and added a hate crime enhancement to the charge.


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