- Ratanapakdee reportedly sustained life-threatening injuries from the incident. He died at a hospital two days later.
- The suspect, 19-year-old Antoine Watson, was arrested the same day along with a female accomplice. The latter was soon released due to an absence of evidence, while Watson pleaded not guilty to murder and elder abuse charges.
- Ratanapakdee’s death became a catalyst for the Stop Asian Hate movement. Many social media users changed their profile pictures into an illustration of his image, which was created by Los Angeles-based designer Jonathan D. Chang.
- “You know, grandpa Vicha and his face has become a symbol for the national ‘Stop Asian Hate’ movement,” Liu told NBC Bay Area. “And we’re going to keep his story alive.”
- The mural was created by artists Thitiwat Phromratanapongse and Sarah Siskin. It is located at Grant Avenue and California Street.
- Ratanapakdee’s two children, Monthanus and Pasama, set up a new GoFundMe page in hopes of raising funds for their legal fight, education of his grandchildren, and grief counseling.
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