Elderly man assaulted by daughter in Visalia

(Rigo Moran)

Ninety-year-old man succumbs to critical injuries, Visalia officers arrest vicitm’s 64-year-old daughter for the assault

VISALIA – A woman has been arrested in connection to an assault against her 90-year-old father, who died as a result of his injuries.

Just before 9:30 p.m. on June 25, Visalia officers were called to the 900 block of North Atwood Street for a report of an assault. When officers arrived on scene, they discovered Don Weerasinghe, 90, unconscious and severely bleeding from his head. 

Officers were told his daughter, Victoria Roberts, 64, had assaulted him with a vase and other objects before stabbing him. Roberts was arrested at the scene and booked at the Tulare County Adult Pre-Trial Facility. Weerasinghe was transported to Kaweah Health where he remained in critical condition.

Sadly, Weerasinghe died from his injuries, and Roberts is now facing homicide charges.

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