Motive remains unclear after fatal beating inside Temecula CVS

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A motive remains unclear in the fatal beating inside a Temecula CVS store that left a 54-year-old woman dead. (KABC)

A motive remains unclear in the fatal beating inside a Temecula CVS store that left a 54-year-old woman dead.

According to family of the victim, Tammy Serrano of Temecula, the attack was unprovoked.

Brian Eldon Saylor, 31, made his first court appearance on Thursday.

Wearing a red jumper, Saylor was set to be arraigned on murder charges. He did not enter a plea, and instead, his court-appointed attorney continued the case until two weeks from now.

Serrano's family was also in court for the arraignment. They did not want to speak with media, but a spokesperson said the family wants justice.

On Monday, police say Saylor hit Serrano over the head with a bottle of whiskey as she stood in line at the CVS with her 21-year-old daughter.

Store employees detained Saylor before he got away.

The mother of three was taken to a local hospital, where she died the next day from injuries.

Thursday, workers inside the CVS replaced carpet tiles at the front register where the attack happened.

Saylor is being held on $1 million bail. The arraignment was continued to July 1.
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