December 24th – A coronavirus patient killed his roommate with an oxygen tank in a hospital in California, USA. Local police said that the deceased was an 82-year-old man who did not know the suspect before he was admitted to the ward.
According to ABC7 website and Daily Beast on the 23rd, the Shanji County Security Department of California revealed that the victim was an elderly Latino man who lived in a coronavirus ward with the suspect. The suspect is Jesse Martinez, 37 years old.
Police said that the victim of the elderly was a Catholic and began to pray on the morning of the day of the crime (December 17), which angered Martinez.
The latter then picked up an oxygen tank and attacked the old man, which eventually led to the death of the 82-year-old man last week due to his serious injury.
Martinez, who has been arrested on murder charges, is also classified as religious discrimination and elder abuse, is scheduled to appear in court next week.
U.S. media pointed out that in recent weeks, California’s COVID-19 cases have soared, and the intensive care unit has almost been full. On the 23rd of local time alone, 39,069 new confirmed cases and 361 deaths from the novel coronavirus were reported.