A Ninety-six year-old woman kills her nephew with a 347 Magnum

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2011/09/27/2011-09-27_96yearold_florida_woman_amanda_rice_stevenson_arrested_for_fatally_shooting_neph.html

Someone in the “system” dropped the ball on this old woman.  She should not be in the jailhouse but in some care facility.  Her troubles appeared years ago and she should not have been left to herself as if she did not have age-related maladies.  It appears her relatives were not much help either.  It is very shallow to tout being “scared” of an elderly woman when something could have been done to help her way back then.  She probably is not even aware of what she really has done because she is not in her right mind at this age – whatever state of mind that is.  To be held without bail is elder abuse.  The system should be looking for her a medical facility where she can possibly be helped through this.  Ninety-six years old!  What is the world coming to.  She is held without bail.  What will the cops do with an elderly citizen that old? abuse her? take care of her? find her a safe place to live out the rest of her life?  I hope the latter will be the case.

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About marymhm

I'm a 68-year-old mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. I'm a born-again Christian and Theosophist. I love walking as much as possible, music, words, and dance. When I was a very young girl, I knew I was not of this world because I was told I wasn't, and the things I do today I was told I would do them. I work toward them every day. My philosophy? God is Love. Love does no harm, being harmless. Love is not all God does but that is all he is in essence.
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