Crime

Woman arrested in Los Angeles-area beating of elderly man

LOS ANGELES (AP/KXAN) — A woman has been arrested in the investigation of the beating of a 92-year-old man in Southern California.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says detectives took 30-year-old Laquisha Jones into custody late Tuesday in Los Angeles and booked her into jail for investigation of assault with a deadly weapon.

Rodolfo Rodriguez was beaten around 7:30 p.m. July 4 on a sidewalk in the unincorporated Willowbrook area.

A witness made a video of Rodriguez moments later as he sat on the ground dazed, his face bloodied. The witness said the assailant struck him several times on the head with a brick. Three or four men reportedly also joined the attack.

The witness also said the woman attacking Rodriguez told him to go back to his own country and cursed at him, according to KNBC. The victim is a legal U.S. resident.

The Sheriff's Department says the motive remains unknown.

Jones remains jailed in lieu of $200,000 bail.


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