Man accused of attacking roommate at psychiatric center appears in court

Jake Brunette
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - A man accused of attacking his roommate at a South Bend psychiatric hospital made an appearance in court Wednesday.

Jake Brunette is charged with battery and strangulation. He is accused of severely injuring his roommate at Epworth Center last year.

A witness says the alleged victim was bleeding from his mouth and had swollen, bloody eyes after the attack. The alleged victim also showed evidence of having been choked.