QUEENS (PIX11) – The man accused of beating an off-duty cop in Queens was arraigned Monday morning on attempted murder charges.
Hayden Holder, 29, showed up in court and gave his version of the ‘Twinkie defense’: he was too drunk to remember the savage beating.
Investigators say Holder, of Jamaica, and Sgt. Mohammed Deen reportedly argued earlier at a local nightclub.
Holder caught up with Deen later, and that’s when — authorities say — he punched and kicked him, through him to the ground and repeatedly bashed his head on the sidewalk.
Deen is in a medically-induced coma.
Holder, who already has a rap sheet for criminal possession of stolen property, marijuana possession and graffiti, faces up to 25 years in prison.