The unhinged mugger accused of shoving a New Jersey nurse in Times Square now faces murder charges — after the victim was taken off life support.
Police said charges were upgraded Sunday against Jermaine Foster, 26, in the death of Maria Ambrocio, who was pronounced dead Saturday due to a head injury she suffered when Foster slammed into her a day earlier.
Foster, whose last known address is in Irvington, Jersey, also faces robbery and burglary charges.
He was allegedly in the midst of a crazed crime spree when cops said he barreled into Ambrocio in the Crossroads of the World about 1:30 p.m.
Earlier in the day, police said he barged into a woman’s apartment at Sixth Avenue and 38th Street, bizarrely sat on her couch and ran off with about $15 before cops showed up.
He also allegedly snatched a cell phone from a 29-year-old woman at West 41st Street and Broadway before knocking down Ambrocio, a 58-year-old cancer nurse at Bayonne Medical Center.
Ambrocio was walking in Times Square after accompanying a friend to the Philippines Consulate in Midtown and grabbing lunch with friends, her family said.
She never regained consciousness and was declared brain dead, according to the family.
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