Daniel East, a resident at David’s House, an assisted living facility has been charged with the murder of Jeremiah Daniel Love– his co-resident. The surveillance video shows East striking his fellow resident in the head with a metal cane. Love died shortly after the incident at Wake Forest University from closed head injuries.
East was arrested on unrelated charges– for threatening to beat a David’s House employee with a cane– on the day that Love died. East has a criminal history including: time served for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, assault on a female and driving while impaired without a license.
East is in custody on $2 million bond.
This story is further evidence of the need to keep violent offenders separated from the general population in nursing homes, hospitals and assisted living facilities. Too often there is an assumption that because an offender may look like a grandfather–he is harmless. This story is a reminder that individuals with violent tendencies rarely ‘out grow’ such behavior.
Our sincere condolences go out to the family of Jeremiah David Love.
Read more about this violence in North Carolina here.
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