Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Growing Old

It really makes me wonder about growing old in these days. This story proves my point.
FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. -- Fernandina Beach police said they've arrested an elderly woman's grandson and his wife, who are accused of abusing and neglecting the 94-year-old woman, which led to her death.

Police said Betty Johnson was found unresponsive Friday in a home in the 1000 block of South 10th Street. Rescuers said Johnson was severely dehydrated, and she was taken to a hospital, where she later died.

Police said Johnson had numerous pressure sores across her body that were consistent with a person being in the same position for a long period of time. Police said her injuries were a result of severe neglect.
Where was this elderly woman staying for her last month on earth? The suffering had to horrible.
Police said Johnson had been seated in a beach-style chair, day and night, for more than a month without proper care. They said she could only walk with a walker and needed help getting up and down. Police said Johnson lived in a room with the chair and a small TV, and the suspects told them they helped her up and down to get to the bathroom.

"She was immobile. She wasn't able to get up on her own," Capt. David Bishop said. "They would've had to help her or get her out and about or get somebody to help to get her medical treatment."

Investigators said both subjects were aware of her injuries and purposely neglected to seek any care or medical help to assist them with her injuries and sores.   SOURCE

What kind of ghastly animals would do this, How about her grandson and his wife?

Giovan Johnson and Latasha Johnson.


  1. Anonymous14:36

    That kind of neglect is a sin.

  2. This is really sick. My wife is in the final stages of fatal illness, but thankfully she is still able to get up and down with my assistance. I don't know how people can be so cruel to someone during their final days.

  3. There is more of this shit that goes on than any of us will ever know.

  4. Anonymous22:47

    These animals need to be put down.

  5. I too have seen this and my heart breaks at the neglect from family members. What a horrible way to die.

  6. It's bad when the con homes do it, but this is beyond the pale... sigh...

  7. Fuzzy's dad is so right. Poor woman. RIP.

  8. Sad, indeed. But not uncommon, much like the grave robbers in the Chicago aread (Burr Ridge), digging up bodies and reselling their plots.

    Monsters, everywhere.


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