Mon. Mar 4th, 2024

A brutal assault on an aged retailer worker in Riverside County that was captured on surveillance footage final month has left the sufferer severely injured and hospitalized. Now, the grieving household needs justice.

The violent assault occurred on Oct. 27 exterior Solar Valley Market and Liquor on Simpson Highway in Winchester the place the sufferer, 68-year-old Carlos Munguia, has labored for 4 years.

Surveillance footage from a close-by enterprise captured the incident.

The 68-year-old might be seen on video taking the trash out with a dolly within the retailer’s car parking zone when a person approaches him and begins speaking to him earlier than abruptly sucker-punching Munguia and operating away.

“Proper now, he barely opens his eyes. There’s instances that he is aware of who we’re and days the place he doesn’t know who we’re,” Alma Romero, the sufferer’s daughter-in-law instructed KTLA’s Shelby Nelson. “It’s unhappy. We will’t discuss to him or convey him house.”

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After getting punched within the face, Mungia might be seen falling and slamming his head in opposition to the bottom, knocking him unconscious.

The 68-year-old’s spouse, who additionally works on the liquor retailer with him, had seen that he’d been gone for some time after saying he was taking out the trash, nevertheless it wasn’t till a buyer helped choose him and produce him into the shop that she knew one thing was flawed.

When questioned about what occurred to him, Munguia, confused, mentioned he fell. His household didn’t be taught the reality till they noticed the close by surveillance footage.

“We don’t know what the dialog was about,” Romero mentioned, referring to the video. “Perhaps he was asking for cash, however Carlos is an individual that may give cash to an individual that wants it. In the event that they want meals, he would give it to them.”

Romero instructed KTLA that her father-in-law suffered a fractured cranium and mind bleeding and has a protracted, unsure highway to restoration.

The suspect was recognized as 25-year-old Izack Ramirez from Winchester. He was arrested by deputies with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Division a day after the violent assault, when authorities mentioned they discovered proof of the crime after serving a search warrant at his house.

“We simply need this man to remain in jail, do his time,” Romero mentioned. “It’s not honest that he hit an aged 68-year-old that wasn’t doing something flawed.”

Munguia’s household has organized a GoFundMe marketing campaign to assist with the rising price of his medical bills, together with surgical procedures and hospital stays.

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