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Lake Elsinore Man Dies Three Days After Attack

Joseph Madrigal, 59, died Thursday night of head injuries at Inland Valley Medical Center in Wildomar, the Riverside County Coroner's Office reported.

Approximate location of incident. Courtesy: Google Maps
Approximate location of incident. Courtesy: Google Maps

A Lake Elsinore man died three days after being beaten at a house on the northern edge of Lake Elsinore, and a probationer with a history of violent acts now faces likely murder charges, deputies said Saturday.

Joseph Madrigal, 59, died Thursday night of head injuries at Inland Valley Medical Center in Wildomar, the Riverside County Coroner's Office reported.

Madrigal was found severely beaten at a home in the 28000 block of Red Gum Drive on Monday afternoon.

Deputies responding to an assault report found the mortally-injured man and a suspect, Andy Dean Abegg, 32, who was waiting for the law officers, according to an arrest report. Abegg was booked for suspicion of attempted murder, according to Riverside County sheriff's deputies.

No motive for the fatal attack was disclosed.

Abegg pleaded not guilty during his arraignment on one count of attempted murder last week. He remained in custody Saturday in lieu of more than a $1 million bail, jail records showed.

In February 2013, Abegg was sentenced to three years probation for violating a domestic violence-related restraining order. He also has other misdemeanor convictions for obstructing a peace officer and battery, court records read.


— City News Service.



No one April 21, 2014 at 11:50 AM
Early release? Thanks Gov moon beam!
Bd April 21, 2014 at 12:40 PM
One other point, as to the money needed to treat the mentally ill...my understanding is that many of these people are actually getting some treatment for their psych problems through our prison systems. That is much more costly/inefficient than treating them in a more appropriate setting.
Lori April 21, 2014 at 12:47 PM
Psych treatment when they are in prison? This 32 year old was not new to the system, so NOW he will get help as he spends the rest of his life in prison? NOW it's too late. I don't have the answers, but he was not somebody the police/court system did not know of. He should have been helped long ago.
Bd April 21, 2014 at 01:08 PM
I agree with you Lori. I'm saying that the treatment that they're receiving in prison may be the only treatment that they're getting, and that treatment is definitely not adequate. My point was, these patients need to be treated before they get to prison. A big part of the problem is that many patients refuse treatment because they feel fine or say that the treatment makes them feel lethargic. Family members have their hands tied because they can't force them to get treatment. It's only when a patient has been arrested that they may be forced to get the medication they need.
Steve M April 21, 2014 at 02:21 PM
A socialist? Look at China ;http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/20/world/asia/severing-a-familys-ties-chinas-president-signals-a-change.html?emc=edit_th_20140420&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=69211239&_r=0

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