(Meredith/CNN)– A woman accused of attacking a 91-year-old Mexican guy with a concrete brick has been accuseded of tried murder.
Laquisha Jones, 30, was arraigned Thursday at the Los Angeles County Superior Court and supported her legal representative, away from TELEVISION cams. She was also charged with senior abuse, infliction of injury.
Jones got in an innocent plea, reported CNN affiliate KCAL. She was apprehended Tuesday on suspicion of beating Rodolfo Rodriguez, 91, on July 4.
Rodriguez said he had been walking to a park when he passed a female and a lady. The lady attacked him without cautioning, hitting him with a concrete brick and employing a group of men to beat him, he said.
“I didn’t even bump into her kid,” Rodriguez told CNN. “I simply passed her and she pushed me and she struck me until she was done.”
He suffered a broken jaw, broken cheekbones, two broken ribs and many swellings, his household stated. Rodriguez is recovering at his family members’ Willowbrook house south of Los Angeles.
Misbel Borjas was driving by when she saw the woman striking Rodriguez repeatedly in the head with a concrete brick, she said.
“I heard her saying, go back to your country, return to Mexico,” she told CNN by phone. “When I aimed to video her with my cellular phone, she tossed that same cinder block, tried to strike my vehicle.”
The Los Angeles County Constable’s Department said in a declaration Wednesday that “detectives have found that this is not a hate-related incident.”
Senior victim: ‘Might God forgive her’
The felony complaint alleges that “the defendant personally utilized a fatal and dangerous weapon, a brick, during the commission of the criminal activity and that she committed excellent physical injury upon the victim,” according to the Los Angeles County District Lawyer’s Workplace.
District attorneys asked that Jones’ bail be set at $1.125 million. She was formerly convicted of making criminal hazards in 2017, inning accordance with the LA County District Lawyer’s Office, and had actually been on probation, court record programs.
If founded guilty, Jones deals with a maximum possible sentence of 29 years in state jail.
Rodriguez has said that he doesn’t feel bitter the woman who attacked him. He t old CNN affiliate KABC:” May God forgive her for exactly what she did to me.”
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