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bloodrayne
06-26-2005, 03:44 AM
78 Year-Old Accused Of Killing Former Beau

Atlanta, Georgia - 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 I'd 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.

She is accused of plotting the shooting of Herman Winslow because she was angry that their yearlong romance was ending and he had found another companion.

Driskell was released on a $25,000 bond and placed under house arrest after a hearing Friday. Fulton County Magistrate Richard Hicks stipulated she must wear an ankle monitor and live with her granddaughter Lena Holt.

"I don't want her on the streets," Hicks said. "Who knows how many other guns she has?"

After the nasty breakup with Winslow, she kept showing up uninvited at his apartment in Hightower Manor, the complex for seniors where they lived, Detective D.B. Mathis said. A security guard tried to calm her down, but Driskell drew out her gun, pressed it to Winslow's head and fired up to four times, Mathis said.

At the hearing Friday, defense attorney Deborah Poole stressed Driskell's clean criminal record and said she had had the gun since 1957. "She's not a threat to anyone," Poole said.

Driskell whispered angrily to her lawyer when the detective recounted her confession.

Her granddaughter, who was named for her, said Driskell and Winslow had shared a bank account and a love for traveling

"What drove her to something like this is beyond me," a teary Holt said outside the courthouse.

"We have no control over what she did, but we are very sorry," Holt said.

ItsAlive75
06-26-2005, 09:44 AM
Dude, serously...

Old people are fuckin' crazy.

Shade
06-26-2005, 10:24 AM
If there was a time in your life to commit a crime like that I guess the end of it would be it. Seriously though, how bad was what she did? He might have lived, what, one more year in a boring old folk's home, maybe two on a resperator?...Though if he was still picking up younger women...makes you think.

ItsAlive75
06-26-2005, 10:56 AM
Originally posted by Shade
If there was a time in your life to commit a crime like that I guess the end of it would be it. Seriously though, how bad was what she did? He might have lived, what, one more year in a boring old folk's home, maybe two on a resperator?...

Yeah, um... if it was you, wouldn't you wanna go on your own time? Y'know... not get murdered?

urgeok
06-26-2005, 02:35 PM
crazy old nut ...

must have been pretty strong to hold a handgun and shoot it 4 times.

all she really had to do was push him off of the front stairs ..