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Two Women Arrested For The Deadly Beating Of A 65-Year-Old Man Waiting For Metro

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Two women accused of beating a 65-year-old man to death on a Metro platform have been arrested. Tracy Gomez, 24, and Virginia Butler, 23, were arrested on Sunday and Wednesday, respectively, on suspicion of murder, KTLA reports.

Police say John Wayne Whitmore was waiting for a Blue Line train on June 13 at about 1:20 p.m. at the Willowbrook-Rosa Parks station. Words were exchanged between the two women and Whitmore, followed by a brutal beating, after which the women disappeared into a crowd. Whitmore died a week later from injuries sustained to his head.

The attack was caught by surveillance cameras, and the footage was released by police on July 22. As the investigation continues, anyone with more information should call the Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500, or use for anonymous tips.