A California teenager, age 14, has been allegedly charged in the brutal beating of an elderly woman, age 87, at a senior housing center. He was arrested following a search in the state, declare police. The attack happened during what was an apparent burglary at the Camelot Independent Living complex located in the city of Hemet which is in Riverside County.
The authorities stated that she was a victim who was only minding her own business while being what she thought was the safety of her home. She remains hospitalized and is listed in critical but stable condition. Police detectives added that it did not appear that she had been targeted specifically.
However they do say she was basically tortured and almost killed as she slept in her bed at the retirement home. The two boys allegedly broke into the gated retirement community on April 17, and proceeded to commit numerous acts of destruction, attempted to steal items out of the elderly woman’s room and then beat her after she woke up. The pair is allegedly believed to have cruelly beaten her and also poured bleach onto one of her wounded hands and arms
The teenager was placed into custody on Thursday evening after he was found at a hotel in Temecula, California. He was the second arrested in the attack. Another teen, age 15, was allegedly detained on April 18 which was a day after the actual beating and has been held without any bail at a nearby juvenile hall.
Each teenager was charged earlier last week with robbery, torture, abuse of the elderly and assault with a deadly weapon, explained a spokesperson for the district attorney’s office of Riverside County.
Police officials, who were looking for the 14-year-old, had sent out a flier which contained his name and a photograph. The police press release explained that the department did not usually name suspects who were juveniles, but because of the very severe nature of the case an exception was being made in an effort to defend the general public and help in the apprehension of the suspect. It apparently worked because the boy was soon found after the press release was sent out.
It was stated that the teenager had had widespread interaction with the police in the past with issues having to do with curfew issues and minor crimes. The police got in contact with members of the boy’s family, but have refused to say if they had been cooperating or not.
This article will not name the boy due to his age.
The second teenager has finally been charged in the alleged brutal beating of an elderly woman. He was arrested following a search across the state of California, declared the police. The attack occurred during what was an apparent theft at the Camelot Independent Living complex located in the city of Hemet which is in Riverside County. It is reported that the woman still is in critical condition at the present time.
By Kimberly Ruble
The Huffington Post