A 36-year old Laguna Niguel man is being held on $1 million bail for one count of attempted murder and one count of elder abuse.
He and the unnamed victim, a 91-year old patient at Fountain Valley Hospital, were sharing the same hospital room when the younger man reportedly attacked the elderly patient, covering the man’s nose and mouth with his hands and punching him repeatedly.
The victim suffered a broken finger, a swollen eye, and “major” cuts to his head, according to the Orange County District Attorney. If convicted, the alleged attacker faces up to 10 years in prison for his actions. Authorities have not outlined a motive for the beating. His arraignment is set for June 27.
If you or a loved one is charged with elder abuse, assault, or battery, call Orange County criminal lawyer Staycie R. Sena immediately for a free consultation at (949) 477-8088.