Detroit nursing home patient who was brutally beaten in viral video dies

by Bryan Brammer · Jul 29th, 2020 3:56 pm
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Last Updated Jul 30th, 2020 at 10:47 pm

The 75-year-old man who was the victim of a vicious beating inside a Detroit nursing home died Monday morning, his family reported.

Norman Bledsoe was attacked inside his room at the Westwood Nursing Center in May. A 90-second video posted on social media showed a man punching Bledsoe numerous times and swearing at him before using a bedsheet to wipe blood off his face in an attempt to cover up the inflicted wounds.

[Warning: Graphic and disturbing video]

Prosecutors arrested Jaden Hayden, 20, for the attack. He now faces charges of assault with intent to do great bodily harm.

Norman Bledsoe's nephew, Kevin Bledsoe, said his uncle had been suffering from depression and "lost quite a bit of weight" since the attack.

The assailant broke Bledsoe's ribs, jaw, and four of his fingers. It is not clear if his death was a direct result of the assault.


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