Suspect sentenced to 18 years for attacking, killing elderly man at Lancaster grocery store

A man who robbed and beat an elderly man to death inside a grocery store in Lancaster was sentenced to 18 years in prison, the LA County DA’s office announced. 

23-year-old Damaris Wade pleaded no contest to count two elder abuse and admitted the allegation of causing great bodily injury.

80-year-old Roberto Flores Lopez was attacked on July 8, 2020 inside the restroom of Superior Grocers on East Avenue J in Lancaster. 

He was severely beaten and robbed by Wade. 


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Lopez was hospitalized for injuries that included a broken jaw and nose as well as multiple broken ribs... he died a few days later. 

Wade, an ex-con, surrendered to authorities days after the attack.

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