Posted on December 30, 2020

COVID-19 Patient Beat Elderly Roommate to Death with Oxygen Tank

Leandra Bernstein, ABC7, December 23, 2020

An 82-year-old COVID-19 patient died after his hospital roommate beat him to death with an oxygen tank, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

{snip} The suspect, 37-year-old Jesse Martinez, and the victim were sharing a two-person room inside the hospital where both were receiving treatment for COVID-19.

According to police, Martinez became upset when the victim started to pray. {snip}


Martinez was arrested and charged with murder, elder abuse and a hate crime enhancement. {snip}