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    GA - Herman Winslow, 85, shot to death, Atlanta, 10 June 2005

    ATLANTA - Furious that their romance was ending, a 78-year-old great-grandmother shot her 85-year-old ex-beau to death as he read the newspaper in a senior citizens home, police said.


    I did it and Id do it again! Lena Driskell yelled to officers who arrived at the home June 10, according to testimony. Police said she was wearing a bathrobe and slippers, waving an antique handgun with her finger still on the trigger.


    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8347518/

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    Great-grandmother Lena Driskell is charged with firing four shots into her boyfriend's head after he broke up with her, but a judge ordered her freed on bond Friday.

    Fulton prosecutor Jack Barrs had urged Fulton County Magistrate Richard Hicks to keep the 78-year-old woman behind bars because he fears she could still pose a threat.

    "What's she doing with a gun in an old folks' home?" the judge asked Driskell's attorney.

    Driskell had had the gun since 1957, when her father gave it to her, Poole said.

    http://www.ajc.com/news/content/metr.../25granny.html
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


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    GA - Herman Winslow, 85, shot to death by jilted GF, 10 June 2005

    I don't expect this to be importent at all in the realm of things. But it does go to show mindset at an advance age and how this mindset could be generational.

    http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/met...20metlena.html

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    Hi CP,

    Thank-you so much for the link.

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    Just goes to show that age isn't important when it comes to matters of the heart. This lady didn't take kindly to being jilted did she. I can't believe that they released her on $25,000 bail. To me she is just as dangerous as any other female that has committed a murder. If that had been my dad that she shot I would be screaming from the rooftops.

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    Well, this shows something. Greatgrandma guilty of murder. Murder is isn't getting a free pass for age in Atlanta.

    http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/met...3driskell.html

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    Hi CP,I do not know if you saw this article or not;

    news link

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    The mindset is already there in a lot of instances. Thanks DS, this proves it one more time. Also, one has to think if this ultimate act of selfishness occured than what other instances to innocent people all over?

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    From June 2013:

    http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/g...g-ex-be/nYNmX/

    Driskell, now 86, was convicted of voluntary manslaughter and is serving a 10-year sentence at Pulaski State Prison.



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