Charges Filed Against Suspects In Sikh Man’s Attack

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The Fresno County District Attorney’s Office has filed charges against two people, in connection to the attack of 68-year-old Amrik Singh Bal in December 2015.

According to a statement released by the District Attorney’s Office late Wednesday afternoon, Alexis Mendoza, 17, has been charged with a felony count of Assault by Means Likely to Produce Great Bodily Injury, a felony count of Assault with a Deadly Weapon, as well as allegations that the crimes committed are hate crimes, the victim is over the age of 65, and suffered great bodily injury.

Mendoza, according to the statement, is being prosecuted as an adult.

Daniel Coronel Wilson, 22, has been charged with a felony count of Assault by Means Likely to Produce Great Bodily Injury, in addition to allegations that the crime committed is a hate crime, and that the victim is over the age of 65.

Both Mendoza and Wilson were arrested Tuesday. If convicted, Mendoza could face a 13-year sentence, and Wilson could face an eight-year sentence.

Both are scheduled to be arraigned on Friday.

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