up at 10 on the news, there is a possible hate crime in this tragic case. However, more witnesses are needed as there are conflicting reports about what exactly happened on Sunday. People have been leaving flowers candles at the scene to their respects and demand justice a 69-year-old grandfather The Ventura County Sheriff’s is investigating the death of Paulessler, who died in a confrontation with a pro-Palestinian demonstrator.
The suspect is but has not been named. Conflicting witness accounts on who started the altercation are hindering the. The medical examiner has determined that Kessler died of a brain injury after falling to the ground.
The manner of death is considered a homicide. Jonathan Wax, a friend of the victim, witnessed the attack and heard the assailant shouting before Kessler was punched.
The suspect’s home was searched by sheriff investigators, but no arrests have been made yet. Ventura County leaders are urging caution to prevent further violence in the community. The family of the suspect is asking for privacy..