87-year-old grandmother faces murder charge after killing grandson who has a disability

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.

 His grandmother, Lillian Parks, spontaneously made “concerning” remarks that she had overdosed his grandson “with the intent of taking his life,” Thiers added. It is not yet clear what drug was used.

Lillian “was worried about who would be caring for him in the event that she passed away,” she told authorities.

2 thoughts on “87-year-old grandmother faces murder charge after killing grandson who has a disability

  1. Such a shame. At 87 it is hard enough to be able to take care of herself. She needed help to care for him. Some people have good intentions of caring for someone, but it is really hard work. After awhile it gets to be too much to handel. May he rest in peace. Amen.

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