Elderly beating victim: ‘She hurt me real bad’

Roommate Elisha Jimenez, 39, facing charges including injury to elderly

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – At 75-years-old, Joe Garcia feared he had reached the end of his life, and he believed it would come at the hands of someone who he tried to help.

“She told me, 'I'm gonna kill you. I'm gonna kill you.' And one time, she pointed the gun at me,” he said, gesturing with his hands.

Just talking about the ordeal that he endured two months ago still has him tearing up now.

However, he said he feels some relief knowing that San Antonio police have arrested his former co-worker and roommate, Elisha Jimenez.

Elisha Jimenez (KSAT)

Garcia said he opened his Southwest Side home to the 39-year-old woman a few months ago when she came to him telling him that she was homeless and needed a place to stay.

He said he took Jimenez in and put her up in a separate bedroom.

However, Garcia said Jimenez suddenly paid him back Jan. 7 in a very violent way.

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