California Woman Attacks Child Because She’s Asian
Via SFGate reports:
A homeless San Jose woman has been charged with attempted murder, assault and a hate-crime enhancement for attacking a 4-year-old girl with a tire iron inside a Walmart store in San Jose and picking her victim because she was Asian, authorities said.
Maria Garate, 20, appeared Thursday in Santa Clara County Superior Court in San Jose. She is being held without bail at County Jail.
Garate chose to attack the girl and her father because of their race, said Deputy District Attorney Kalila Spain.
“She targeted the family because they were Asian,” Spain said. “This is a premeditated, willful deliberate act on the part.”
The prosecutor added, “This was every parent’s worst nightmare.”
Garate walked into the store at 777 Story Road about 11 a.m. Tuesday and hit the girl in the head with a tire iron, investigators said. The suspect tried to hit her again, but the father intervened and was struck instead, police said. The girl was released from a hospital and is recovering at home, authorities said.
This is the second high-profile crime at the same Walmart store.
On Easter Sunday 2013, Haamid Ade Zaid, 34, of San Jose crashed his Oldsmobile Cutlass into the store, knocking over a Budweiser display before jumping out and attacking customers with a metal club, investigators said. One of the victims was knocked unconscious.
Considering the crazy woman is a transient homeless, she probably wants life in prison. She’ll have a free bed, three meals and medical care for life. SMH!!!!