Man Accused of Trying to Kill 91-Year-Old Hospital Roommate

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A hospital patient has been charged with attempted murder after he allegedly attacked a 91-year-old man who was sharing a room with him at an Orange County hospital, authorities said Friday.


Ibrahim Yousef Battat, 36, was accused of attacking his hospital roommate. (Credit: OC District Attorney’s Office)

Prosecutors said Ibrahim Yousef Battat, 36, tried to suffocate the 91-year-old patient and then began beating him, leaving him with a broken finger and cuts and scrapes.

They were sharing a hospital room at Fountain Valley Regional Medical Center.

During the alleged attack Wednesday, prosecutors said Battat used his hands to cover the other man’s nose and mouth and then beat him until a nurse and a patients in a neighboring room came to his aid.

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