SAN JOSE – San Jose Police have reported the City’s 29th homicide stemming from an incident that involved the beating of a homeless man, who died earlier this month as a result of the the injuries he sustained from the attack.
According to police records, 20-year-old Robert Samuel Jaime was arrested on July 2, 2013 in connection to the physical assault that left victim, 46-year-old Myung Shin Oh, hospitalized in critical condition. According to the Santa Clara District Attorney’s Office, charges have now been filed by the DA’s Office against Jamie for involuntary manslaughter, just eleven days after Oh’s death.
Oh was found by authorities severely beaten and unconscious near a make-shift homeless encampment in the late afternoon around 1:07 pm on June 9, 2013 near the Highway 87 overpass between Santa Clara and San Fernando Street. Paramedics were able to respond quickly to the report of an unconscious victim. However, emergency medical technicians were unable to revive Oh at the scene. He was taken to Valley Medical Center and treated for severe head trauma after being knocked unconscious during the deadly assault.
According to SJPD Officer Albert Morales, “San Jose Police Assault Unit Detectives have limited information on the assault and have not been able to talk to the victim due to his current medical condition.” Oh had died at a local hospital within a month after his attack, on July 6. Medical reports revealed that he was so severely beaten he had gone into a coma, and was unable to recover from his injuries.
Witnesses who were in close proximity to the where the attack occurred were able to identify a possible suspect to police. Jamie was positively identified as the person responsible for the brutal attack. A No Bail Warrant was issued by the San Jose Police Department for his arrest. The suspect had fled the scene and had remained just out of reach of authorities until his arrest on July 2.
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