A trial date has been set in the case of a La Mesa man who is accused of viciously beating a 76-year-old man after a road rage dispute. According to reports from the incident, the 57-year-old alleged attacker, who is 6’3” tall and weighs 285 pounds, attacked the elderly man around 10:00 a.m. after a dispute in a parking lot. He then fled the scene of the crime in an SUV.
Those familiar with the case say that the elderly man was speaking on a cell phone while he was driving in the parking lot, and this apparently infuriated the alleged attacker. Surveillance cameras show images from the fight that occurred, and the elderly victim was left with broken bones in his face and a variety of other serious injuries. He was sent to a hospital to recover.
The defendant was arrested a few months later after law enforcement officials received an anonymous tip about his identity. If he is convicted of the crime, he faces up to nine years in prison. He has pled not guilty to charges of assault and elder abuse, and his case will go to trial on January 12, 2015. His record contains a history of other incidents of road rage and driving-related violence, according to information revealed by the prosecution.
Elder abuse is a serious crime in California, and your family may need to hold accountable the individuals committing these acts. Learn more about your legal options by speaking with a compassionate elder abuse attorney with Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire in San Diego.