Woman accused of attacking 92-year-old man with brick charged with attempted murder


The woman accused of the racially charged beating of a 92-year-old man while he was walking around his Los Angeles neighborhood on Independence Day has reportedly been charged with attempted murder.

NBC News reported that Laquisha Jones, who was arrested on Tuesday night and booked for assault with a deadly weapon, was scheduled to be arraigned on Thursday.

According to NBC, Los Angeles prosecutors are asking for her bail to be set at $1.125 million.

The charge stems from an incident in which Rodolfo Rodriguez was reportedly assaulted by Jones while he was taking a routine walk around his neighborhood on July 4.

It was previously reported that the man accidentally bumped into Jones’s daughter on the sidewalk, leading the 30-year-old mother to push him to the ground.

Jones then repeatedly hit Rodriguez’s face with a brick, police said. She also shouted “Go back to your country,” a resident who witnessed the incident told a local CBS affiliate.

In footage obtained by one of the witnesses, four other men can reportedly be seen joining the mother on the attack, kicking the elderly man.

The LA Times noted that Rodriguez suffered a broken cheekbone and bruises on his face.

Misbel Borjas, who lives near Rodriguez, told the Times that she saw a woman hit Rodriguez with a block of cement.

“She was yelling at him, ‘Go back to your country,’ or ‘Go back to Mexico,'” Borjas said. “It was racist.”

Borjas added that multiple men assaulted Rodriguez when he was on the ground while she was on the phone with 911.

Jones is also reportedly facing an elder-abuse charge for the attack.