LANCASTER, Calif. -- A COVID-19 patient allegedly beat a fellow patient to death inside Antelope Valley Hospital, officials say.
The gruesome murder happened the morning of Dec. 17. Investigators say a man in the COVID-19 unit beat his roommate, a man in his 80s, severely with an oxygen tank.
The victim died the day after the attack.
The two were strangers to each other. A motive for the attack is unclear.
The suspect was arrested and has been charged with murder, with an enhancement based on the victim's age. His name has not been released.
Officials: COVID-19 patient beat fellow patient to death at Antelope Valley Hospital