A Brooklyn man who fled to Israel after the beating death of another man in 2008 appeared in a city courtroom Friday to face charges.
Yitzchak Shuchat, 31, is facing charges of second and third degree assault as a hate crime.
He is being held on $300,000 bail in connection with the assault on Andrew Charles in Crown Heights.
Shuchat was a member of a Hasidic Community Watch Group known as Shmira at the time.
He fled the country shortly after the beating but in 2011 an Israeli court decided to extradite him.
An appeal meant he was not brought back to New York until this past Thursday night.
He is due back in court on August 18.