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Caretakers Arrested For Allegedly Beating Autistic Man

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Two men were arrested after allegedly beating an autistic San Diego man they had been hired to care for, reports CBS News. The men, Matthew Alexander McDuffie, 27, and Michael Dale Garritson, 61, were hired by the alleged victim's family and had been working for them for two years.

The 23-year-old man who reportedly suffered at the hands of Garriston and McDuffie had incurred bruises on his body, prompting his mother to set up surveillance cameras. San Diego County Sheriff’s Lt. James Bulwark told CBS that the videos showed evidence of “punching, grabbing, shoving, hair-pulling [and] things of that nature."

Both men have had their bail set at $1 million.