Refugee Charged With Beating To Death 97-Year-Old WWII Veteran
Another home invasion ends tragically for an elderly couple, this time in Des Moines, Iowa, with the beating death of 97-year old Rupert Anderson, at the hands of another young thug.
According to police 20-year old Ngor Makuey broke into the home of the elderly couple assaulting both Harriet Anderson, 94, and her husband, Rupert, beating him with a metal spatula.
Harriet was able to call 911 after the bloody attack; “Somebody got into the house and attacked me and my husband and I’m all bloody, and I’m an old woman. And I’m on the floor and my husband’s been hit in the head.”
Paramedics took Rupert to the hospital where he died. He was born in Ankeny and served in the U.S. Navy. Harriet was also taken to the hospital and was in stable condition.
Police captured and booked Ngor Makuey, in connection with the homicide, who was born in Ethiopia and isn't a citizen, and it’s not clear if he’s here in the United States legally.
Des Moines police say Makuey lived a short distance from the victims’ home at 4653 Hubbell Ave and had no history with the police department. He is being charged with first degree murder.
His bail has been set at $1-million.
This is the sixth homicide in Des Moines this year.
Source: American News