Brandon Elliot told a parole board in 2019 that he regretted stabbing his mother to death.
Elliot was arrested in March on suspicion of attacking a 65-year-old Asian woman in Manhattan.
The parole board transcript also suggests Elliot had "visions" where people looked like animals.
The man charged with a hate crime for allegedly attacking an elderly Asian woman in March in New York City told a parole board he "loved" his mother and would take back murdering her if he could.
In a transcript of a September 2019 parole board hearing obtained by Insider, Brandon Elliot said he killed his mother after fighting with her, describing it as "a horrible day."
"There is not a day that goes by that I would take it back," Elliot said. "I would take it back, you know. I loved my mom."
Elliot stabbed his mother three times with a knife in 2002 in their Bronx home, killing her.
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In March 2021, police said Elliot, then out on parole, was behind a brutal attack on an elderly Asian woman in midtown Manhattan that was caught on security footage. The initial video police shared of the attack went viral, another entry in a wave of what appear to be hate crimes against Asian-Americans in the United States.
The video showed a person who police said was Elliot kicking a 65-year-old Filipino woman to the ground and stomping on her. The woman, Vilma Kari, was hospitalized and suffered a pelvic fracture.
The video sparked controversy for the reaction it showed from staff members at an apartment building who appeared to stand by as the attack took place outside the building's doors. Several staff members were later fired, though more complete video footage obtained by Insider showed that some staffers went to help Kari in the immediate aftermath.
The attack also raised the question of why someone who was convicted on murder charges would be in a position to harm people again. Elliot was sentenced to prison for between 15 years and life; the parole board records obtained by Insider show that he was released near the end of 2019 and ordered to participate in anti-domestic violence counseling, as well as "anti-aggression/anti-violence counseling."
A representative for the New York Police Department previously told Insider that Elliot hadn't violated the conditions of his parole before the attack on Kari.
Much of the parole transcript is redacted, but an exchange near the end suggests Elliot would sometimes have "visions" where he would "see people" who look like "animals." The parole board interviewer asked Elliot whether he sometimes looks at a person and they'd "be something entirely different." Elliot's answer is redacted.
In the transcript, Elliot said he was in good standing with family members living in New York state and elsewhere. Police said that when Elliot was arrested after the attack on Kari in March, he was living in a homeless shelter in midtown Manhattan.
Kari is still recovering from her injuries and does not leave her house, her daughter, Elizabeth, told ABC News.
"It's been a long road to healing both physically and emotionally," Elizabeth Kari told ABC News. "She went through some of the psychological questions like, 'What did I do? Did I provoke him?' and I'm like, 'No, you didn't do anything.'"
Elliot was arrested and charged on March 31. At a court hearing Monday afternoon, he pleaded not guilty to hate crime and assault charges, as well as a charge over weapon possession. The judge set a $1 million bond.
This article has been updated.
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