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    Great Grandmother Guilty On All Counts

    Having spent time working in Geriatrics, I find some amusement in this story...

    ATLANTA -- A jury convicted 79-year-old Lena Driskell of murder today in the shooting of her 85-year-old former boyfriend, rejecting her plea of insanity.

    The judge sentenced her to life in prison plus five years, and did not say when she would be eligible for parole.

    The jury convicted her on all four counts -- malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm. Prosecutors did not seek the death penalty.

    In closing arguments, Driskell's attorneys said her belief that her ex-boyfriend was a geriatric gigolo was a delusion that became the motive for shooting him to death.

    But prosecutors argued that Driskell could not plead insanity, since she admitted she knew she was wrong when she shot Herman Winslow.

    Defense attorney Deborah Poole told jurors Winslow was too old to have affairs with dozens of women, as Driskell claimed.

    Poole said -- quote -- "There is no other woman. "Mister Winslow was 85 years old."

    In considering a verdict of not guilty by reason of mental defect, Poole described Driskell's erratic behavior towards the end of the relationship: Watching Winslow's door for hours at a time, calling his apartment and disguising her voice. Poole said that when Driskell thought she was being stood up so Winslow could see other women, he was more likely taking a nap or feeling ill.

    Poole said Driskell and Winslow were in love, but her delusions drove her to "a distrust that grew and grew and grew until it eventually put Miss Driskell in the state you find her today."

    Driskell rocked in her chair as Senior Assistant District Attorney Fani Willis cautioned jurors not to confuse a jealous rage with temporary insanity. Willis said Driskell knew what she was doing when she shot Winslow on the couch in the lobby of the apartment building where the former couple lived.

    Willis said -- quote -- "Her mind is sharp as a tack."

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    Listening to my mother and her friends, who are in their 80's and 90's, their biggest complaint is that men their age can't perform. So that fact that she claimed her 85 year old boyfriend was cheating on her is bull! Good thing my guy is 11 years younger than me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deputy29
    Listening to my mother and her friends, who are in their 80's and 90's, their biggest complaint is that men their age can't perform. So that fact that she claimed her 85 year old boyfriend was cheating on her is bull! Good thing my guy is 11 years younger than me.
    So you like em young, I could use a suga mama
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    Quote Originally Posted by fscf3801
    So you like em young, I could use a suga mama
    I'm telling M. Day that you are trying to find a new Suga Momma.

    "Stupid should hurt."

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    Quote Originally Posted by fscf3801
    So you like em young, I could use a suga mama

    You could use a lot of things.. A woman other than one with the name of brad, a sane mind, and a green card....

 

 

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