Woman sentenced to 15 years for brutal brick beating of 92-year-old Calif. man

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Friday, March 1, 2019
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Laquisha Jones, 30, of Los Angeles was sentenced to 15 years in prison for brutally attacking a 92-year-old grandfather in Willowbrook with a brick.

LOS ANGELES -- A woman charged in the brutal attack on a 92-year-old grandfather out walking in Willowbrook was sentenced to 15 years in prison Thursday.

Laquisha Jones, 30, of Los Angeles was charged with felony elder abuse in December.

Witnesses said Jones pummeled Rodolfo Rodriguez with a brick. He suffered a shattered jaw and broken ribs.

Jones had a prior conviction for making criminal threats and had been on probation when she attacked Rodriguez.

Prosecutors said there was evidence in the case that showed it was a hate crime because Jones said "Go back to your country."

Jones had taken a plea deal last year during her trial.

Rodriguez spent a long time recovering from the attack. Today his bones are healed and he's back taking outdoor walks.

"He doesn't have nothing against her," said a friend acting as a translator for Rodriguez. "God will make his judgment against her."