Elderly Woman, Dorothy Dow, Beaten By Burglars Then Set On Fire
Meriweather County, GA – Dorothy Dow, 83, was brutally beaten and then set on fire during a home-invasion by a group of four burglars.
The incident initially occurred in August, when a gang of low-lifes broke into Dorothy Dow’s home. Meriwether County Sheriff Chuck Smith said, “Once they entered the home, one individual entered her bedroom where she was already in bed.”
One man started to beat Dow with a gun, breaking bones in her hand and arm. Another one of the suspects then set Dow on fire. While still on fire, Dow crawled around on her bedroom floor looking for a gallon of water that she kept near her breathing machine. With her hand broken and arm broken in four places, Dow opened the gallon of water and dumped it on herself to put the fire out. She then dragged herself over to her cell phone and called 911.
Dorothy Dow’s daughter-in-law spoke to CBS46 and advised, “She said ‘I thought they were going to kill me’. They told her that she was never going to see her sons again.”
After the attack, Dorothy Dow spent weeks in the hospital on a ventilator before finally succumbing to her injuries recently.
Justin Peirce Grady, 38, Cortavious Deshun Heard, 18, Mina Christine Ellery, 17, and Angel Latrice Harmon, 17, are now being charged with felony murder and malice murder.
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