A South Los Angeles man was beaten to death with a hammer in the backyard of his home Wednesday night by a man he had let stay there, authorities said.
A dead Kalifornian. Shame.
Deputies from the L.A. County sheriff’s South L.A. station were sent to a home in the 1000 block of West 98th Street about 6:30 p.m. in response to a report of a fight, Deputy Maria Lucero said.
In the backyard, they found a man who had suffered a traumatic head injury, she said. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene. The coroner’s office identified the man as Angelberto Medina, 63.
Never bring your skull to a hammer fight.
Investigators said that Medina had gotten into a fight with a homeless man whom he had allowed to stay in his yard, and that man had struck him in the head with a hammer, Lucero said.
Good intentions and all that..
Deputies found the man suspected in the attack a short distance away and took him into custody, she said. His name has not been released. No other details were available.
Good thing the bum didn’t gave a gun, otherwise the homeowner could have been killed worse.
This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.