This COVID patient was sick in more ways than one.
Jesse Martinez, 37, was in a shared room at Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster, California. Both he and his hospital roommate, an unidentified 82-year Latino old man, were being treated for COVID-19 infections.
On December 17, Martinez flew into a murderous rage when his octogenarian roommate began to pray.
Martinez, 37, reportedly became upset when the victim, a Catholic, started to pray. He then struck his octogenarian roommate with an oxygen tank just before 10 a.m. Thursday, the Sheriff’s Department said.
The victim died the following morning from his injuries. According to the Sheriff’s Department, the two men did not know each other.
Martinez was arrested at the scene after hospital staff detained him, according to Lt. Brandon Dean, a spokesman with the Sheriff’s Department. Martinez was charged with murder, with an enhancement for elder abuse and religion-motivated hate crime. His bail is set at $1 million and he’s due to appear in court Monday.
Source: L.A. Times
Let’s hope this murderous thug gets a whole lot of prison time for this horrific crime.