WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- An 87-year-old grandmother in Florida faces a second-degree murder charge after telling authorities she had overdosed his grandson with a disability “with the intent of taking his life.”
- Lillian Parks said she was worried that no one would care for her 30-year-old grandson, Joel Parks when she passed away.
- According to a statement released Wednesday, Lilian is being treated and evaluated in protective medical custody but will be arrested once she is released.
An 87-year-old grandmother in Florida faces a second-degree murder charge after she admitted to killing her disabled grandson because she was worried that no one would care for him when she passed away, according to police.
The 30-year-old grandson, Joel Parks, was found dead on Sunday in his grandmother’s apartment in Bradenton, north of Sarasota, according to Bradenton Police Department Capt. Brian Thiers said during a news conference on Tuesday night. It was Parks’ sister who discovered the body.
Lillian “was worried about who would be caring for him in the event that she passed away,” she told authorities.