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.