There was an alarmingly simple reason thatÂ Jeremiah Bell beat a white 54-year-old grandfather to death with a baseball bat at the end of April.
He wasn’t black.
Authorities say the 22-year-old black man fromÂ San Bernardino County, Calif. left his apartment searching forÂ â€œanybody who wasnâ€™t black,â€ when he encounteredÂ Armando Barron, who was on his way home from the grocery store.
Eyewitness to the brutal murder wasÂ Javier Hernandez, who lives across the street from where the attack happened. When he shouted atÂ Bell to stop, the aggressor then tossed the bat andÂ fled the scene.
Another neighbor caught the attack on a home security camera, which helped authoritiesÂ identify the suspect.
The beloved grandfather’s family has since launched an online campaign in order to raise funds for his medical and funeral expenses.
â€œOur father was a loving and noble person, who was tragically assaulted based on the color of his skin,â€ they say on the website. â€œHe taught us to be loving and see beyond color.â€
Neighbors expressed their horror, as their neighborhood has typically been a peaceful place.
â€œFor whatever reason,â€ said resident Ron Carty, who has lived in the neighborhood for 20 years, some people â€œget up in the morning and decide theyâ€™re going to do something to someone.â€
Bell has since been arrested, where he is being held onÂ $1-million bail, and will be back in court June 9.
Obama’s America….he must be so proud.
H/T [LA Times]