Elderly man with COVID bludgeoned to death by roommate for praying

An elderly California man dealing with COVID-19 was bludgeoned to death by a roommate for praying.

An 82-year-old Latino man was being treated for coronavirus at the Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster in Southern California. The elderly man was sharing the hospital room with a 37-year-old man who was also diagnosed with COVID-19.

The older hospital patient “leaned on his Catholic faith and began to pray,” according to The Washington Post. The BBC reported, “Jesse Martinez became upset when the 82-year-old man sharing his hospital room started praying, according to Los Angeles police.”

Martinez allegedly used an oxygen tank to beat to death the elderly man in his hospital bed on Dec. 17, at approximately 9:45 a.m. The victim died the following day.

“He then struck the victim with an oxygen tank,” according to the statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau.

The two men did not know each other before being assigned to the same hospital room, and authorities did not know why Martinez murdered the man for praying.

Martinez was arrested and charged with murder, a hate crime enhancement, and elder abuse. His bail is set at $1 million. He is being held at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility. Martinez is scheduled to appear in Antelope Valley Court on Dec. 28.

The investigation is on-going.

Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris (R) was ” shocked and saddened” to hear about the man’s death, and said in a statement, “These families were already experiencing a hardship and now this — it’s senseless.”

6 thoughts on “Elderly man with COVID bludgeoned to death by roommate for praying

  1. Nothing will happen to him. Happened in blue queerfornia who is antielderly, antisick, antichristian. Was even sued in court when tried to make Bible illegal.

  2. It is especially horrific when you all finally realize there is no covid-19 virus. It’s a face pandemic through and through.

    1. Well then, you can volunteer to take care of those in the hospital and not wear a mask……..It will be a gift to you and then you can give that gift to the rest of your family……….Sounds like tho….you have never developed…MENTALLY…………..

    2. Sounds like you are mentally deficient ANN………OR you can volunteer at a hospital, not wear a mask, and wait for your gift.

  3. Seems that BO’s open borders are letting in too many terrorists….Now we the tax payers will be paying for that 37 yr. old mexican for quite a while………Guess its no different than them standing in the welfare line tho…. free hospital care, food, and countless other freebees…….

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