A disabled man from Union County is being treated Monday night and his family said he was brutally beaten.
The family is pushing for answers and told Eyewitness News that the attacker was a complete stranger.
Doyle Ross gets emotional talking about the state he said his 65-year-old brother Donald is in.
"I can't hardly go in the room and look at him. See, he has a mind like a 12-year-old, and it just hurts," said Ross.
The mentally disabled man was beaten back on Aug 23 inside his Monroe home.
The family said it left him with a fractured jaw and bleeding in the brain, and he has a feeding tube.
"And he had a gash here where they had to put stitches. Lucky guy. I wish I could take it back," said Ross.
Police said it happened when a man, Eddie Gingham of Monroe, showed up at the home to see a woman who was Ross' temporary roommate. Gingham said Ross started yelling at him, calling him the n-word and spit on him.
"When someone spits on you, you react out of anger. I hit him a couple of times," said Doyle.
Gingham has been charged with assaulting a disabled person. He said he did not know of the man's mental capacity at the time, and he has a message for Ross' family.
"I deeply apologize. Deeply, I am sorry," said Gingham.