A 25-year-old man pleaded no contest Thursday to breaking into his 82-year-old grandfather’s Pomona home and beating the octogenarian.
Sammeon Christian Waller — who pleaded no contest to one felony count each of elder abuse and first-degree burglary with a person present — is facing seven years in state prison when he is sentenced Dec. 6, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Police were sent June 9 to the victim’s home for a welfare check because the senior citizen had not been seen or heard from in several days. Pomona police Sgt. Brian Hagerty said officers “found the rear window of the residence smashed in and moaning sounds coming from inside the residence.”
The victim had suffered significant injuries to his body and was taken to a hospital for treatment, according to Deputy District Attorney Sandra Jimenez.
Police identified Waller as a possible suspect in the attack and he was taken into custody nine days later in Sacramento.
–City News Service