Robert Flores Lopez Suffered For Weeks After He Was Attacked In Early July, Last Night His Family Announced He Had Died From His Injuries
On the 8th of July, 80-year-old Robert Flores Lopez was targeted for a mugging by 22-year-old Damaris Wade. Lopez was shopping with his wife at the Superior Grocers in Lancaster, California when Wade followed him into the bathroom, attacked him, stole his wallet, and left him bleeding on the floor.
Lopez suffered a broken jaw, nose, and ribs. He was concussed. He suffered internal injuries.
And then he suffered for the next six weeks.
That’s right, for six weeks Lopez clung to life as he fought to remain with his wife Amelia, their four children, and their 16 grandchildren.
On Tuesday, that fight ended, and Lopez succumbed to his injuries.
Justice For Lopez: Family Demands Charges Be Upped To Murder
His murderer, Damaris Wade, turned himself in to the authorities days after the attack and was charged with attempted murder, elder abuse with the infliction of injury, and second-degree robbery. He has a prior 2016 conviction for robbery.
Now, the family of the deceased is demanding that those charges be increased and that Wade be prosecuted for murder.
And if there is any justice in this world, they’ll win.