Boy Sought in Beating of Elderly Woman Found, Arrested in Temecula

Raymond Michael Miranda is accused of assaulting an 87-year-old woman.
Raymond Michael Miranda is accused of assaulting an 87-year-old woman.

A second suspect in the assault of an 87-year-old woman in a Hemet senior citizen apartment complex has been arrested.

Raymond Michael Miranda, 14, was arrested at a hotel in Temecula, around 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Hemet Police Department Lt. Dean Evans said.   Earlier in the day, police put out a photo of the boy in the hopes someone might recognize him.

Miranda was found in a room with several other people, but Evans could not say if they were Miranda's friends or family.

A 15-year-old boy was arrested last Thursday, six hours after the attack, following a struggle with officers in the 1000 block of State Street.

Both suspects face charges of torture, attempted homicide and burglary, police said.

The assault occurred around 2 a.m. last Thursday at the Camelot senior independent-living apartments complex in the 800 block of West Oakland Avenue, Evans said.

The victim was awakened and "beaten severely," Evans said.

Evans told the Riverside Press-Enterprise that burglary was believed to be the motive for the assault.

Evans said police had taken the unusual step of identifying Miranda before his apprehension because of the serious nature of his crimes.

– City News Service contributed to this report.

That Temecula Guy May 05, 2014 at 01:41 AM
Removing comments that identify him as Pechanga Tribal?
Laura Eggering May 06, 2014 at 12:47 PM
Anyone under the age of 18 is a juvenile regardless of the crime and charges. CA law protects children and does not permit their names or image to be made public. The picture shown is the booking photo from Southwest Juvenile Detention Center and they would NOT release that photo or the name. Someone has committed a crime by releasing/making Raymond's name and booking photo ...making it now public.
Justice For All May 06, 2014 at 01:51 PM
@Laura Eggering -- Sorry, but there are always exceptions to the law when is concerns the interests of public safety. These are covered in both the CA Penal Code and Government Code. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If you want a specific reference for confidential juvenile information, check out §204.5 of the CA Welfare & Institutions Code (WIC) which provides for the release of this information when a 14-18yo juvenile has committed a particularly serious crime, that it warrants public disclosure to either rescue or apprehend the child.
Brenda May 20, 2014 at 03:48 AM
Is this kid still in jail getting the broom "duty"? I SURE HOPE SO! Laura? really? Wheww, I am tired, read Justice's note. Also it is not unheard of for trials to get held over and held over until the kid is 16, or closer, or because of the seriousness of the crime, and mental attitude it would take to do something like that, they hold him over as an adult. In this case I think that will be the case. He will just get put in with the gays, other juvies, and guys trying to get out of gangs. He will still get broom "duty" especially when they find out he beat up an old lady in a retirement community to rob her. That is just too chicken even for the most violent of criminals to tolerate them. This kid will get some painful lessons. Hopefully as painful as the ones he dished out to this woman.


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