Man Charged With Bias Crime After Attacking 70-Year-Old Indian Woman

indica News Bureau-

A fifty three year old man from Oregon has been accused of attacking a seventy year old immigrant from India after breaking into her motel on December 31.  The woman who runs the motel is now hospitalized. 

The man James Lamb, of Eugene, on Tuesday, January 7, was booked under attempt to murder, two counts of bias crime, assault, burglary, strangulation, menacing and criminal mischief, the Deschutes County District Attorney’s office said

He was staying in the Hub Motel in Redmond, owned by the senior immigrant and broke into the manager’s office on New Year’s Eve and attacked the owner. The prosecutors confirmed that the woman had been injured and her bones were broken in the attack. She has been admitted in a hospital and is expected to survive, they added. 

“The grand jury charged Mr. Lamb with bias crimes based on his statements regarding the victim’s country of origin being India and his expressed desire to rid America of people like her,” the Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office said in a statement.