(ConservativePeak.com)- Well, here’s a disturbing story to see out the end of 2020…a praying 82-year-old COVID-19 patient was reportedly beaten to death by another hospital patient using an oxygen tank. California police officers arrested a man accused of killing the elderly patient on December 17 and charged him with murder, elder abuse, and hate-crime enhancement.
37-year-old Jesse Martinez is under investigation after allegedly striking the patient over the head with an oxygen tank. He is expected to appear in court on Monday, while officers continue their investigation into the incident that occurred in Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster.
Detectives told the press that Martinez was enraged by the sight of the elderly man praying in the hospital. He lashed out and hurt the man so badly that he died the following day.
Neither men knew each other but were both in the hospital being treated for COVID-19.
The disturbing and tragic story just goes to show how the narrative from far-left extremists in the Democratic Party of how racism can never be directed towards white people, men, and Christians is simply untrue. It is also clearly untrue that non-white people cannot commit hate crimes – which is another false line pushed by radical Democrats nowadays.
Martinez was arrested at the scene after hospital staff detained him. Lt. Brandon Dean, a spokesman from the Sheriff’s Department, confirmed that he was charged with bail set at $1 million…meaning he’s unlikely to be out any time soon.
Republican Mayor of Lancaster, California, told the Los Angeles Times that he was “shocked and saddened” by the news.
“These families were already experiencing a hardship and now this – it’s senseless,” he added.
Just how much has American life changed that we now must be careful about praying in public, over the fear of inciting violent anger or offence from non-believers?