Hate crime? Woman beats 4-year-old girl with crowbar

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 SAN JOSE, Cali. — A woman named Maria Garate is facing charges, including hate crime enhancers, after she allegedly struck a 4-year-old girl in the head with a crowbar. 

The incident occurred at a Walmart in San Jose, California, on Tuesday.

According to the LA Times, Garate entered the store, approached a family, and hit a child who was sitting in a cart . The father intervened when Garate tried to swing again — taking the blow to protect his daughter.

Evidence suggests the woman targeted the family because they are Asian, according to the LA Times.

Garate is facing charges of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon.

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