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November 16, 2017: Man Convicted of Elder Abuse, Burglary in Pomona

Sarah Ardalani, Public Information Officer
(213) 257-2000

A 25-year-old man pleaded no contest today to breaking into his grandfather’s Pomona home and severely beating the elderly man, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Sammeon Christian Waller entered his plea to two felony counts in case KA115541: elder abuse and first-degree burglary, person present.

Waller is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 6 in Department N of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Pomona Branch. The defendant faces seven years in state prison.  

Deputy District Attorney Sandra Jimenez, who prosecuted the case, said police were called on June 9 to conduct a welfare check on an 82-year-old Pomona man who had not been seen for several days.

When police arrived at the home, they discovered the elderly victim with significant injuries to his body and he was taken to the hospital for treatment, according to the prosecutor.

Police identified the victim’s grandson, Sammeon Christian Waller, as the possible suspect in the attack, the prosecutor said. On June 18, Waller was located in Sacramento and taken into custody.

The case was investigated by the Pomona Police Department.