Two men have been indicted in an October attack on a woman in an Atlantic City park that gained widespread notoriety because it was recorded on video and posted to Facebook, the Atlantic County prosecutor said Tuesday.
The video shows a man exchanging words with the woman, who is seated, then striking her in the head, knocking her out.
The man recording the video then moves in for a close-up of the unconscious woman's face.
Iben Hunter, 25, of Atlantic City, was identified as the man who struck Emily Baccari, 44, in the side of the face with a handgun hidden under the sleeve of his sweatshirt.
Anthony Faulkner, 23, of Atlantic City, was identified as the man who recorded the video.
Both men were indicted last week by a county grand jury on third-degree charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and conspiracy. If convicted of those charges, they could face three to five years in prison.
Hunter also was indicted on second-degree charges of aggravated assault with serious bodily injury, unlawful possession of a handgun, and possession of a handgun for unlawful purposes. He faces five to 10 years in prison if convicted of the second-degree crimes.
The assault occurred in Brown Park at Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard and Baltic Avenue.
Police found Baccari lying motionless behind a parked vehicle on North Kentucky Avenue and took her to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center-City Division.
The Atlantic City Press reported in November that Baccari was a former casino worker who fell on hard times and was living on the streets when the attack occurred.
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