Woman Charged with Attempted Murder for Beating Elderly Man

A 30-year-old woman was charged today with severely beating an elderly man with a brick in Willowbrook last week, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Laquisha Jones (dob 3/10/88) of Los Angeles has been charged with two counts in case TA146529: attempted murder and elder abuse, infliction of injury.

The defendant is scheduled to be arraigned today in Department 12 of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Compton Branch. Prosecutors are asking that bail be set at $1.125 million.

The felony complaint includes special allegations that the defendant personally used a deadly and dangerous weapon, a brick, during the commission of the crime and that she committed great bodily injury upon the victim.

Additionally, the charging document alleges that Jones was previously convicted of making criminal threats in 2017 in case TA142570.

Deputy District Attorney Frank Dunnick of the Victim Impact Program is assigned to the case.

Prosecutors said on the evening of July 4, Jones allegedly attacked a 92-year-old man with a brick near 118th and Robin streets in Willowbrook.

Following the reported assault, the victim was taken to the hospital for medical treatment and Jones allegedly fled the scene, according to prosecutors.

After conducting further investigation, law enforcement identified Jones as the alleged assailant and arrested her on July 10, prosecutors added.

If convicted as charged, the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 29 years in state prison.

The case is being investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Los Angeles District Attorney / case TA142570  / July 12, 2018

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