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Jaden Hayden, who was arrested for repeatedly beating white senior nursing home victims to death, has had the charges against him dropped by an activist-run liberal court.
Several images emerging on social media in May 2020 showed an African American man striking elderly white men and women in nursing homes repeatedly in the head.
Hayden recorded himself thrashing the helpless patients in their beds till they bled.
As a result of his injuries, one of his victims died.
Shortly after videos of him carrying out the horrific attacks went online, Hayden was arrested and charged. Hayden’s father said that his son was victimized by “a racist system.”
Hayden’s charges were dismissed this week when 36th District Court Democrat Judge Roberta Archer determined that he was unable to stand trial.
“He shouldn’t be in jail,” Marty Hayden said of his 22-year-old son Jaden, who has been charged with several counts, including the May 2020 beating of Norman Bledsoe in a nursing home in the West side of Detroit. .
The charges against Jaden Hayden were dismissed after declaring him incompetent.
Marty Hayden said that if his son was convicted and sent to prison, it would only worsen his mental health problems.
“So the system will let him down again. He will not be rehabilitated,” Marty Hayden told 7 Action News on Tuesday, adding that because of his son’s mental health problems he could not understand the severity of his actions.
Marty Hayden hopes to find a lawyer to prosecute for placing his son in a nursing home, where he believes he was set to fail and Bledsoe became a victim.
“Why put him in a nursing home? Elderly people are around, ”he said.
Jaden Hayden filmed himself on video repeatedly struck by Bledsoe as an army veteran lay in his bed. Two men lived in a room at Westwood Nursing Center on the West Side of Detroit.
Jaden Hayden was at a group home in Washington County when he called his father to say he heard voices and thought people wanted to kill him.
“He was in crisis,” Marty Hayden said of his son, who had a history of violent behavior.