Report: Man who beat elderly veteran was diagnosed with coronavirus, quarantined into nursing home

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DETROIT, MI – Yesterday, Law Enforcement Today told you about a disturbing event caught on video of a young man beating an elderly nursing home patient until he bled. Today, we have an update on the incident.

Jaydon Hayden, 20 years old, filmed himself punching multiple elderly people repeatedly until they bled at the Westwood Nursing Center.

The man in the video that went viral was a 75-year-old United States Veteran.

We have discovered that Hayden was only brought to the nursing home last week, and he was staying there because he was diagnosed with COVID-19.

If that doesn’t make sense to you, you’re not alone.

Hayden’s father spoke to the local news station Fox2. He said that Hayden has mental health issues, including autism, and severe behavioral issues, and while he does box, he’s normally not vicious. 

His father (who wished to not be identified) said that Hayden called him from the group home he’s living at to say that he wasn’t sleeping well, was hearing voices, and was feeling anxious.

Last week, he went to a mental health facility in Ann Arbor. While there, he was diagnosed with the virus and workers told his father they were taking him to another facility to quarantine.

His father said that Hayden should not have been taken to the nursing home and he would not have consented if he knew that’s where they were taking him.

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, of course, has for some reason ordered that patients with COVID-19 positive tests be quarantined inside of nursing homes. We don’t know much about the virus, but what we do know is that it has proven deadly to the elderly.

Whitmer’s executive order requires nursing homes that are at less than 80% capacity to take in quarantined COVID-19 patients.

Melissa Samuel, president of the Health Care Association of Michigan, told Detroit News:

“These were areas that we immediately brought to the attention of the state and said you shouldn’t be implementing this in this manner.”

A spokesperson has since said that Whitmer is “reviewing” the order.

Hayden’s father said:

“It should’ve never happened because he should’ve never been put in that environment.”

But, he was in that environment, and it did happen. While he punched the man repeatedly in the face and head, Hayden called the man, “Bitch ass n*gga” several times.

Hayden is also accused of assaulting a staff member in Washtenaw County and there is at least one other video of him assaulting an elderly patient, a female this time. 

Hayden has a YouTube channel full of videos of him boxing, along with “pranks.”

Fox2 reported that he attends NorWayne Boxing Gym but he’s not an official member of the youth program there.

The gym issued a statement online, which said:

“We share everyone’s sadness over this situation. What this highlights is the importance of helping at-risk kids in our community at an early age.”

Westwood Nursing Center said that they were unaware of the abuse until they saw the video. Their attorney has said that they are cooperating with police and investigating the incident on their own as well.

Social media has not been kind regarding the situation.

Here’s the original story we brought you.

 
DETROIT, MI – A video of a young man repeatedly punching an elderly male at what is reportedly a senior living facility/nursing home has sparked outrage across the country.

Luckily, Detroit Police announced that an arrest has been made, but haven’t publicly identified the suspect.

However, the internet did what it does best and may have already revealed the information on the suspect in the atrocious video.

The video in question shows what appears to be a young African American male while he pummels the face of an elderly white man for about 35 seconds.

From what it seems, this wasn’t some video that was caught on a hidden camera either, as it appears to be footage captured from the suspects cell phone.

After striking the victim over and over, the suspect rolls the victim off of the bed and uses what appears to be a bed sheet to clean the blood off of the victim’s face.

While the suspect is cleaning the blood, he’s also insulting the victim, calling him a “bitch ass n*gga” repeatedly.

On May 21st, the Detroit Police Department made an announcement via Twitter saying that an arrest has been made regarding this case.

What has been officially revealed by authorities on the case thus far is that the victim was identified as a 75-year-old patient at the Westwood Nursing Home in northwest Detroit.

The attack was said to have been recorded on May 15th, and that a 20-year-old male suspect has been arrested under some form of assault and battery.

It was also confirmed by authorities that the 20-year-old suspect arrested in connection with this case was a temporary resident at the facility undergoing some form of rehabilitation and recovery.

As far as facts delivered from authorities, that’s about the long and short of it.

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However, various online sleuths believe they’ve cracked the case in terms of the identity of the 20-year-old suspect. Furthermore, there seems to be a general consensus online as well as to the identity of the suspect, minus the confirmation of authorities.

When looking into the Twittersphere, there’s a trending hashtag called “#JaydonHayden.” The online hashtag is of course the alleged name of the suspect said to be featured in the disturbing video online.

In a YouTube account alleged to be Hayden’s, there are several videos showcasing him practicing boxing. There are also videos with titles such as “how 2 get away with burglary” and “knockout prank dare.”

After internet detectives believed that Hayden was the man behind the vicious assault, numerous online accounts were able to dig up his home address, his boxing gym, and much more on his identity.

It is unclear whether police used this information blasted online to nab their 20-year-old suspect, or if they utilized some other form of investigative techniques to land an arrest. 

What has many in an uproar about this case is that the YouTube channel that is allegedly owned by Hayden featured videos of the abuse – two videos in fact- of different victims.

A second video appears to show a white elderly woman getting punched numerous times while resting in a hospital bed.

It wasn’t until recently that YouTube removed the videos from the account allegedly owned by whom people believe to be the suspect recently arrested.

There are some online who feel as though the crimes caught on video were racially motivated as well, but there’s been no official word on that aspect from authorities.

The case has also sparked discussion of double standards within the reporting of mainstream media outlets.

Some online are noting that if the tables were turned racially between the victims and aggressor on the video then there would be round-the-clock coverage on the likes of CNN, MSNBC and the ilk.

While the aforementioned notion is speculative in nature, it doesn’t negate the importance of the discourse online whether there is some form of preferred reporting or stories that news media outlets wish to habitually cycle to behoove their ideological narratives.

It will remain to be seen whether police confirm the identity of the suspect in this case, but with all the hubbub online, it seems inevitable that the information will officially come to light from authorities.

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