14-Year-Old Boy Arrested for Torturing, Attempting to Kill 87-Year-Old Woman

Investigators remained on scene at the Camelot retirement community on April 18, 2014, a day after the beating. (Credit: KTLA)
Investigators remained on scene at the Camelot retirement community on April 18, 2014, a day after the beating. (Credit: KTLA)

A 14-year-old boy wanted on suspicion of torturing and attempting to kill an 87-year-old woman as she slept in a retirement home in Hemet has been arrested, police said.

Raymond Michael Miranda was tracked to Temecula on Thursday evening and brought back to Hemet, where he was booked into the city jail, Hemet police said in a statement.

Officials said took the unusual step of releasing the boy’s photo and identity Thursday “due to the serious nature of the case” and the need for the public’s help in tracking the homeless teen down.

Police said they believe that Raymond and a 15-year-old teen somehow broke into the gated retirement home, The Camelot, after committing several acts of vandalism in the area and came upon the sleeping woman. The two teens allegedly brutally beat her and poured bleach on her body before fleeing the scene, police said.

The woman remained in critical condition in an intensive-care unit on Thursday, a week after the attack, according to police.

“This is a very egregious attack. This lady was severely beaten,” Hemet police Lt. Dean Evans told KTLA. “Both of these kids are just a menace.”

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SOURCE: The Los Angeles Times

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