Nursing home patient who ‘filmed himself brutally beating elderly patients while they were in bed’ charged – The Sun

A MAN who filmed himself punching elderly patients in the face until they bled as they lay helpless in their nursing home beds has been arrested.

20-year-old Detroit nursing home patient Jaden T. Hayden set up a cellphone and appears to have recorded himself beating his 75-year-old roommate, Norman Bledsoe, at the Westwood Nursing Center in Detroit.

He also allegedly stole the elderly victim's credit cards and is believed to have also attacked another defenseless resident in a similar way.

Hayden, from Ypsilanti, Michigan, has been charged with two counts of assault, larceny and two counts of stealing a financial transaction device.

In his video, filmed mid-May, that he posted online, Hayden is seen calmly facing the camera, then climbing onto the bed he is seen smiling as he repeatedly punches the old man in the head.

The home was in lockdown at the time due to coronavirus concerns.

Bledsoe tries to defend himself and crawl off the bed as around 60 blows reign down on him almost methodically.

The abuser then grabs him by the neck and pulls him off the bed.

The victim can be heard breathing heavily throughout the attack and is unable to defend himself.

Hayden then calmly turns the camera around to show blood streaming from his victim's face, while saying: "This b**ch-a** n***a wouldn't get off my bed."

He then told nursing home staff who found Bledsoe bleeding from both sides of his face on May 15 that the old man had fallen out of bed, prosecutors said.

Mr Bledsoe was rushed to hospital where he was treated for his injuries that were luckily deemed non-life-threatening.


A separate horrific video was also posted on social media appearing to show the same man abusing another elderly victim.

The suspect begins the second video by holding his fist in front of the camera and then launches a similar attack on the elderly victim who is incapacitated and lying in bed.

Trump seized on the video, tweeting: "Is this even possible to believe? Can this be for real? Where is this nursing home, how is the victim doing?"

Prosecutor Kym Worthy said: "The alleged actions of this defendant are truly and uniquely disturbing. We must be able to trust our loved ones in specialty care facilities.

"I truly hope that the facts of this care are one of a kind."

It is not clear why Hayden was a resident at the home.

The social media videos were originally noticed by the Ann Arbor Police Department and passed on to the Detroit Police Department.

Hayden was arrested by Detroit police May 21 and arraigned Sunday with a bond set at $300,000.

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