Disturbing video shows moments before patient was killed at health facility

State Attorney creates group to investigate crimes against elderly and the vulnerable

A shocking new video was released Wednesday of an autistic man who was wrestled to the ground at a group home for the mentally ill in North Miami back in December.

NORTH MIAMI, Fla. – A shocking new video was released Wednesday of a man who was wrestled to the ground at a group home for the mentally ill in North Miami back in December.

He was trying to leave the facility when the state says he was thrown to the floor.

Sadly, that man ended up being killed by the people seen in the video, authorities said.

He has since been identified as Edward Ware.

Ware’s father, Edward Taylor, spoke to Local 10 News Janine Stanwood on Wednesday about what happened to his son.

He was on the phone with Ware when it all went down.

“The next think I heard was the girl say, ‘Hold him to the mat,’” Taylor said. “All of a sudden it was a quick silence. Then the girl got back on the phone and told me that he’ll call me right back.”

Caught on camera: Group home staff kills a man while trying to restrain him

Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle released the video at a news conference on Wednesday.

The purpose of the conference was to describe crimes against the elderly and the vulnerable.

“When attempting to restrain the resident, the staff members used physical techniques that were not a good idea,” Fernandez Rundle said. “What should be done? Is it a training issue? Is it a staff qualification? It’s example of an area that needs to be looked into.”

Three people were charged in the man’s death. Authorities said the group staff had little training on how to restrain a person without injuring or killing them.

Three group home workers charged in the death of Edward Ware. (Miami-Dade County Corrections)

There was another shocking case out of Doral, where a woman went into a hospital posing as a cancer victim’s daughter.

Pablo Figueroa was arrested and Ana Nunez is currently on the run after they exploited $437,000 from the victim, authorities said.

“The victim was 70 years old, signed a power of attorney, signing over her house, all her bank accounts and everything she owned to Nunez,” Fernandez Rundle said.

The state attorney said a special group has been set up to investigate crimes against the elderly and vulnerable, so cases like this never happen again.


About the Authors:

Reporter Rosh Lowe has been covering news for nearly two decades in South Florida. He joined Local 10 in 2021.

Janine Stanwood joined Local 10 News in February 2004 as an assignment editor. She is now a general assignment reporter. Before moving to South Florida from her Washington home, Janine was the senior legislative correspondent for a United States senator on Capitol Hill.