Kentucky man, son used baseball bat, crowbar in brutal beating of roommate, police say

A Kentucky man and his juvenile son allegedly beat the man's roommate with a baseball bat and a crowbar early Thursday, police said.

Daniel Hazel, 43, and his son entered their Louisville home and beat the man in his bedroom at around 1:25 a.m., the unidentified roommate told the police.

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Officials said the man’s injuries appeared to indicate he was on the ground trying to protect himself at some point during the incident, according to WLKY-TV.

Daniel Hazel, 43, was arrested last week.

Daniel Hazel, 43, was arrested last week. (Louisville Metro Corrections)

The man was hospitalized with a spleen injury, cuts to the head, a concussion and two broken hands, according to WAVE-TV.

Hazel reportedly told police he and his son had beaten the man in self-defense, according to WLKY-TV. Police said Hazel’s story didn’t match up with the evidence, however. Hazel was seen in a police photo with a large bandage covering the top of his head and wearing what appeared to be a blood-stained shirt.

Hazel was charged with first-degree assault. It’s unclear whether the juvenile is facing charges.

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Hazel was being held at Louisville Metro Corrections on $500,000 bond.