How could the nursing home POSSIBLY be unaware of an attack, given the injury the victim likely sustained? The might not know who was responsible, buy they HAD to have known that there had been an attack.
DETROIT (WXYZ) — Relatives of the 75-year-old man who was brutally beaten inside the Westwood Nursing Center began to suspect something was wrong because they couldn't get in touch with him and they said neither could staffers at the Veterans Hospital.
What they now know is that, for some reason, the Army veteran was taken from his apartment in Detroit to the Westwood Nursing Center on Schaefer on the city's west side.
The suspect's father, who asked not to be named, said his son has mental health issues and a pending assault case in Washtenaw County and should never have been placed in the nursing home.
"He has issues and for them to put him in a facility like that, nothing good was going to happen," the suspect's father told 7 Action News.
He said his son was recently moved to the nursing center because the 20-year-old was diagnosed with COVID-19 at the University of Michigan Hospital.
"Detroit nursing home beating victim dies, nephew says
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Detroit — A 75-year-old nursing home resident who was the alleged victim of a videotaped beating in May that made national news died Monday morning, his nephew said.
Norman Bledsoe had been depressed and was not eating properly since the May 15 beating at the Westwood Nursing Center in the 16850 block of Schaefer Highway on Detroit's northwest side, his nephew Kevin Bledsoe said.
"His eating habits went downhill after (the alleged assault), and he lost quite a bit of weight," Kevin Bledsoe said.
Bledsoe said he learned from his father Monday morning about his uncle's death, although he was unsure of the cause.