Los Angeles woman who beat elderly man with a brick sentenced to 15 years

Rodolfo Rodriguez, 92, suffered serious injuries after the attack.
Image: Aurelia Rodriguez, Rodolfo Rodriguez
Aurelia Rodriguez, from left, holds her father, Rodolfo Rodriguez, 92, as he thanks well-wishers for their help, as he talks to the media gathered outside his home in Los Angeles on July 11, 2018.Damian Dovarganes / AP file

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By Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles woman has been sentenced to 15 years in prison in the beating of a 92-year-old man that was captured on video and shared widely on social media.

Thirty-year-old Laquisha Jones was sentenced Thursday following her no contest plea to elder abuse in December.

Laquisha Jonesvia NBC Los Angeles

Prosecutors say Jones severely beat Rodolfo Rodriguez in the face with a brick on July 4 as the man was taking a walk. They say Rodriguez did nothing to provoke the attack.

A witness recorded video of Rodriguez as he sat dazed, his face bloodied, after being beaten. The witness, Misbel Borjas, also took a photo of a woman with a brick in her hand.

Borjas says Jones yelled at Rodriguez: "Go back to your country."

The case wasn't prosecuted as a hate crime.