US 91-year-old man beaten with a brick asks God's forgiveness for his attacker

12:01  12 july  2018
12:01  12 july  2018 Source:   cnn.com

Woman arrested in brutal beating of grandfather who was told to 'go back to your country,' police say

  Woman arrested in brutal beating of grandfather who was told to 'go back to your country,' police say A woman was arrested Tuesday in connection with the brutal assault of a 92-year-old grandfather who was beaten in the face with a brick and allegedly told to “go back to your country” in southern California on July 4, police said Wednesday. Laquisha Jones, 30, was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon. Jones is accused of attacking Rodolfo Rodriguez, leaving him with two broken ribs, a broken cheekbone and bruising throughout his body.Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said the weapon -- a brick -- has not been located and officials are determining if there are other suspects involved.

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A 91 - year - old grandfather was reportedly told to "Go back to Mexico" before a woman and four men left him beaten and bloodied near the street in a Los Angeles-area Rodriguez travels to the U. S . yearly from Michoacan, Mexico, to visit his family in Willowbrook, grandson Erik Mendoza told CNN, which

Rodolfo Rodriguez of Mexico told CNN he was visiting family in The Willowbrook neighborhood of Los Angeles when he was attacked by a woman. A witness says she saw a woman beating Rodriguez with a small concrete block she held in her hand. His nephew says he suffered a broken jaw, broken cheek, two broken ribs and countless bruises.© Paul Vercammen/CNN Rodolfo Rodriguez of Mexico told CNN he was visiting family in The Willowbrook neighborhood of Los Angeles when he was attacked by a woman. A witness says she saw a woman beating Rodriguez with a small concrete block she held in her hand. His nephew says he suffered a broken jaw, broken cheek, two broken ribs and countless bruises.

The 91-year-old man who says he was beaten with a brick in Willowbrook, California,doesn't resent the woman who assaulted him, he told CNN affiliate KABC.

"She did hurt me, but I cannot be an enemy and say I condemn her," Rodolfo Rodriguez told KABC in Spanish on Wednesday.

Grandfather, 92, beaten with brick and told to 'go back to your country,' reports say

  Grandfather, 92, beaten with brick and told to 'go back to your country,' reports say Authorities are hunting for several suspects after a 92-year-old grandfather was beaten with a brick on July 4 and told to “go back to your own country,’ reports said.Authorities are hunting for several suspects after a 92-year-old grandfather was beaten with a brick on July 4 and told to “go back to your country,’ reports said.

A week after a 91 - year - old Mexican man says he was beaten with a concrete block in Southern California, a woman has been arrested in connection with the assault, authorities said. In the photo, a woman is holding what appears to be a piece of concrete or a brick .

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Rodriguez travels from Michoacan, Mexico, to visit family in Willowbrook about twice a year, his grandson Erik Mendoza told CNN Wednesday. He takes a walk through the neighborhood every day after lunch. It was on this walk on July 4 that he passed a woman and a little girl. The woman assaulted him without warning, hitting him with a concrete block and enlisting a group of men to beat him, he said.

"I didn't even bump into her kid," Rodriguez told CNN. "I just passed her and she pushed me and she hit me until she was done."

His grandson says Rodriguez suffered a broken jaw, broken cheekbones, two broken ribs and countless bruises.

Misbel Borjas was driving by when she saw the woman hitting Rodriguez repeatedly in the head with a concrete block, she said.

Woman charged with attempted murder after 91-year-old attacked

  Woman charged with attempted murder after 91-year-old attacked A woman accused of attacking a 91-year-old Mexican man with a concrete brick has been charged with attempted murder. Laquisha Jones, 30, was arraigned Thursday at the Los Angeles County Superior Court and stood behind her lawyer, away from TV cameras. She was also charged with elder abuse, infliction of injury. Jones entered a not guilty plea, reported CNN affiliate KCAL. She was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of beating Rodolfo Rodriguez, 91, on July 4. Rodriguez said he had been walking to a park when he passed a woman and a girl.

source Tears glistened on the black and purple bruises covering 91 - year - old Rodolfo Rodriguez' s face as he described being attacked by a group of people while Without warning, the woman assaulted him, he said, hitting him with a concrete block and enlisting a group of men to join in beating him.

Video showed him beaten and bloodied after a reported attack near Los Angeles. His family has since raised 0,000 for medical care on GoFundMe. To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs. 'Go back to Mexico': 91 - year - old man beaten

Rodolfo Rodriguez's grandson helps take care of him after he was assaulted on July 4.© Paul Vercammen/CNN Rodolfo Rodriguez's grandson helps take care of him after he was assaulted on July 4.

"I heard her saying, go back to your country, go back to Mexico," she told CNN by phone. "When I tried to videotape her with my cell phone, she threw that same concrete block, tried to hit my car."

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department arrested Laquisha Jones, 30, KABC reported.

Rodriguez told KABC that he is thankful that she was arrested, but he doesn't resent her or the other men involved. He said any punishment should come from the law.

"May God forgive her for what she did to me," he told KABC.

He wishes God's blessings on the woman and himself, he added.

Rodriguez's family started a GoFundMe campaign to help cover his medical costs. The campaign has raised more than $304,000, well over its goal of $15,000. Rodriguez told KABC he is grateful for the community's support and thanks those who have helped him.

CNN's Andrea Diaz, Jason Hanna, Stella Chan and Paul Vercammen contributed to this report.

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