Arrest Made in Fatal Beating of Man at Metro Station: Family - NBC Southern California

Arrest Made in Fatal Beating of Man at Metro Station: Family



    A family member of a man who was beaten up at a Metro station and later died at a hospital said a person has been arrested in connection with the case. John Cadiz Klemack reports live for Today in LA on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. (Published Monday, Aug. 25, 2014)

    A family member of a 66-year-old man who was fatally beaten by two women at a Metro station in June said an arrest has been made, but authorities were unable to confirm that as of Monday morning.

    One of the two women sought by police was arrested in connection with the death of John Whitmore, according to the man’s brother-in-law. He said the woman was expected to be arraigned in court on Tuesday.

    Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials have not been able to confirm the arrest.

    Whitmore was waiting for the Blue line at the Willowbrook/Rosa Parks station on June 13 when two women began to punch and kick him, officials said. He was taken to a hospital where he died on Jun 20.

    Whitmore’s brother-in-law Corey Aldridge said in June that he visited the 66-year-old man in the hospital before he died.

    "It was obvious that he had a serious concussion," Aldridge said. "His speech was disjointed, but he did say that he was being followed and harassed by a group of women."

    Surveillance footage was released of two women who investigators believed were responsible for the attack. A $10,000 reward was offered for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for the attack.

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