A Kentucky woman was arrested on accusations she beat a disabled man with his metal cane until it broke, because he said he didn’t believe in God, WDRB reports.
Laura Reid, 49, was visiting the victim in his home, and at one point she asked him if he believed in God, police told the station. The man jokingly replied he didn’t. Reid became so enraged by his answer that she allegedly picked up his metal cane and beat him over the head and body. She then robbed him.
Police told WDRB that the man was unable to leave because of his disability. Reid stayed in his home for three hours after the alleged assault, then left with his cell phone, keys, wallet containing credit cards and $50 cash.
The man was forced to crawl to a local gas station in order to seek help, where paramedics took him to a nearby hospital. He suffered serious injuries, including a concussion, a broken arm, multiple bruises, cuts and abrasions.
The victim was able to cancel his credit cards and identify Reid, who is being charged with assault, robbery and unlawful imprisonment. An arrest warrant was issued in October and she was taken into custody Tuesday.
Dem debate audience goes wild over Elizabeth Warren’s plan to ‘deal with’ Mitch McConnell
Sen. Elizebeth Warren (D-MA) revealed at Wednesday's Democratic presidential debate that she has a plan to "deal with" obstruction from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) if she becomes president.
At the first Democratic debate of the 2020 election cycle, host Chuck Todd asked Warren about what he called "the Mitch McConnell thing."
"You have a lot of ambitious plans," Todd said. "Do you have a plan to deal with Mitch McConnell? If you don’t beat him in the Senate and he is still the Senate majority leader, it’s plausible you can be president with a Republican Senate."
Watch 2020 Dem candidates clash over private health insurance ban: ‘Too many people are profiting off of pain’
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"I studied why families go broke," said Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). "One of the number one reasons is the cost of health care and medical bills ... Look at the business model of an insurance company. It's to bring in as many dollars as they can with premiums and pay out as few as possible for your health care. That leaves families with rising premiums, rising copays and fighting with insurance companies to try get the health care that their doctors say they and their children need. Medicare for all solves that problem. I understand, there are a lot of politicians who say it's not just possible, we can't do it, we have a lot of political reasons for this. They are really telling you they won't fight for it. Health care is a basic human right and I will fight for basic human rights."
CNN’s Toobin shuts down Rick Santorum for spinning about the Mueller report
On Wednesday's edition of CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360," former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) tried to argue that there was no point to Democrats calling former special counsel Robert Mueller for a public hearing — but legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin quickly shut him down.
"The Democrats think it will spark some sort of outrage for impeachment," said Santorum. "I just think, and this is why the president is frustrated, it's because they won't let go. They won't accept the fact that the American public moved on and they haven't."
"Jeff? Has the American public moved on?" asked Cooper.