LANCASTER, Calif. (KABC) — A COVID-19 patient allegedly beat a fellow patient to death inside Antelope Valley Hospital, officials say.
The gruesome murder happened the morning of Dec. 17. Investigators say a man in the COVID-19 unit beat his roommate, a man in his 80s, severely with an oxygen tank.
The victim died the day after the attack. The two were strangers to each other. A motive for the attack is unclear.
The suspect was arrested and has been charged with murder, with an enhancement based on the victim’s age. His name has not been released.