DAILYKENN.com -- An 80-year-old man who was savagely beaten and robbed has died.
"Roberto Flores Lopez’s death was a 'result of severe injuries' that he suffered in the violent attack," according to ktla.com.
Charged with attempted murder, elder abuse and second-degree robbery is 22-year-old Damaris Wade.
Lopez was attacked in a grocery store restroom in Lancaster, Calif. on July 8, 2020. His death was reported August 19, 2020.
The savage assault explains the existence of Jim Crow laws that were instituted to protect against black violence and crime.
Excerpt from ktla.com ▼
An 80-year-old man who was hospitalized after being beaten and robbed at a Lancaster grocery store last month has died, his grieving family said Wednesday as they called for justice in the case.
Roberto Flores Lopez’s death was a “result of severe injuries” that he suffered in the violent attack, which took place in the restroom of a Superior market on the morning of July 8, according a somber statement from relatives.
Lopez had been beaten and repeatedly kicked, even after handing over his wallet to the assailant, family members said. He was alone, bleeding on the floor, when someone else entered the restroom and found him.
The victim had suffered multiple broken ribs and facial injuries and was treated in the intensive care unit of Antelope Valley Hospital. He spent two weeks there before being released, according to the last update on a GoFundMe fundraising page set up to help cover his medical costs.
Lopez was taken back to the hospital, where he died around 5 a.m. Wednesday.
He is survived by his wife, three children, 16 grandchildren and one great-grandson, according to his family.
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