Jesse Martinez Biography, Jesse Martinez Wiki
Jesse Martinez is a California COVID patient who is facing murder charges after allegedly beating a fellow COVID patient to death.
The Los Angeles Times newspaper reported that 37-year-old Jesse Martinez was charged with murdering an 82-year-old roommate at Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster last Thursday. The suspect and victim were in a two-person room when the incident occurred, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Martinez was allegedly upset when the victim, a Catholic, began praying. Investigators said Martinez later shot the elderly patient with an oxygen tank, causing fatal injuries. The next morning the victim died. The police said the two men did not know each other.
“The (victim) was kept in a double room inside the hospital and the suspect was being treated there,” said Patch, in a statement from the sheriff’s department.
“When the victim started praying, the suspect was upset. He then shot the victim with an oxygen tank. “
LAPD spokesman Lieutenant Brandon Dean said Martinez was arrested at the scene. He is accused of murder and increasing hate crime for religiously motivated and elderly people.
Martinez is behind bars without bail. The victim’s name has not been revealed yet.
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