Ibrahim Yousef Battat and His Wifebeater Allegedly Tried to Kill 91 y.o. Man in Hospital

Categories: Court, Crime-iny

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Courtesy of Orange County District Attorney's office
Ibrahim Yousef Battat, rocking that wifebeater.

A 38-year-old Laguna Niguel man is accused of the attempted murder of his roommate in a Fountain Valley, where the 91-year-old was repeatedly punched, had his nose and mouth covered and suffered a broken finger, a swollen eye and major cuts to his head and hand.

Ibrahim Yousef Battat, who was being held on $1 million bail, is scheduled to be arraigned June 27 in Westminster on felony attempted murder, felony elder abuse and sentencing enhancements for premeditation and deliberation and great bodily injury to an elder. A conviction could send him to state prison for 10 years to life.

It's unclear what prompted the attack. Battat and the elderly gentleman were patients and roommates at Fountain Valley Regional Medical Center, where the commotion in their room around 3:40 a.m. Wednesday caused nurses and a patient in the next room to rush in. A man identified as Battat was pulled off of the unidentified victim and restrained until Fountain Valley police officers arrived and arrested the alleged attacker.

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alanabdo
alanabdo

What you don't know is the truth. So let's set this straight. This guy had a friend that was visiting him. They were speaking arabic. The racist red neck 91 year old patient was making racist comments. He wouldn't shut up because he's a racist and thinks America is a white mans land. As far as I'm concerned 91 or 21 he got was coming to him. Racists should learn to keep their moths shut. If this guy wasn't Arab American we would be reading this differently. Now you know the truth of what really transpired. So instead of saying F that guy how about F the racist.

Mike Retaña
Mike Retaña

Fuck that guy. Real fucking tough beating a 91 year old man

Haydee Alba
Haydee Alba

Wtf LN is going to crap with these crazy folks. He should be put away for life.

Amanda Vandenbergh
Amanda Vandenbergh

I'm confused by the joking tone of this article. Who cares what this man was wearing?! He tried to kill a man, and you're poking fun at his CLOTHES?

B.Murphy
B.Murphy

Such a horrible thing to do, to such an old man! I'm frequently admitted into this hospital & my husband worked there for years...he used to be part of the code grey team & we've never heard of anything like this. All I can think of what happened, is that he snapped...probably from the other patient making too much noise when he was trying to sleep. It's no excuse...we go into hospitals for help (nobody ever gets a full nights sleep in them). This man deserves a very long jail time! If he showed any signs of being difficult he should have been placed into a single room, or strapped down. What a danger. I wonder if the nurses saw any warning signs...I guess we'll find out after a full investigation has been made...

downtownbrown
downtownbrown

His family name indicates Babylonian Jewish ancestry. Fascinating, captain.

Bill Hanley
Bill Hanley

Only 10 years!!! California's penal system is so freaking candyass.

JGlanton
JGlanton topcommenter

He must have been on some strong hospital meds.  What was he in there for?


OCWeekly must send in an investigative reporter to find out what the old man said to Ibrahim. Your reads have a right to know (and it could be comedy gold).

martinez_ariana
martinez_ariana

Let me set you straight you don't know the truth so keep your offensive inconsiderate comments to yourself, that 91 year old man is my grandfather and is the most humble loving human there is. This world if full of stupid people like you who try to turn the tables and make the victim look like they deserved this, no one....No One deserve a being beaten to the point of losing their live!! That man is an animal a cold heartless shell of a human being...... cowardly act is what he did he wasn't defending anything but his stupid ignorant thought!! So if you don't know don't open your mouth because you only look stupid.

jamiepizza99
jamiepizza99

so true,   if you realy think about this story, it's actually scarey.    I bet Hospital Assaults are common....shit!  and just think what hospitals will be like in a few years under obamacare!     I dont want to live past 75, let alone 91.

JGlanton
JGlanton topcommenter

@MatthewTCoker  Fear and Loathing in Fountain Valley. Two birds with one stone, my friend. Go talk to the old man high, he probably has other amazing stories, too.  

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