A City worker who was "left for dead" after being stabbed in a park will probably never recover from her injuries, a court has heard.
Qing Qing Rao requires round-the-clock care in a nursing home after she was stabbed in the head in Dagenham on 13 February - writes bbc.com.
The Old Bailey heard Barry Peacham, 26, from east London, is accused of attacking Ms Rao then making off with her handbag, phone and computer.
He denies attempted murder and robbery.
Prosecutor Julian Evans told the jury Ms Rao was "minutes" from home in Castle Green park when she was attacked and "literally left for dead".
He said there was "no doubt" the victim was robbed and the attacker had intended to kill her, although nobody had witnessed the attack.