An 83-year-old woman was brutally beaten and set on fire by FOUR BLACKS who broke into her Meriwether County home overnight, Channel 2 Action News reported.
they demanded money from Dorothy Dow after they entered her house in the 7000 block of Forest Road in Grantville, Meriwether County Sheriff Chuck Smith told Channel 2. The break-in occurred between 11 p.m. and midnight. She was kind and had given them a job picking blueberries. They repaid that kindness by robbing her, breaking her arms and fingers and setting her on fire. Some reports say they also raped her.
“She pleaded with them that she did not have any money,” Smith said.
However, the attackers broke both of Dow’s arms and left cuts and bruises on her face. The people also poured a flammable liquid on the victim and lit it, Smith said.
The final life sentences were handed down Wednesday in the 2016 beating and burning death of an 83-year-old woman at her Georgia home.
Justin Grady, 40, and Cortavious Heard, 20, were denied the possibility of parole for their role in the brutal murder of Dorothy “Dot” Dow, a grandmother whose family operated a blueberry farm in north Meriwether County. Grady and Heard were former seasonal employees at the farm, which is about 50 miles southwest of Atlanta.
“I can’t believe that somebody would set a grandmama on fire,” said Beth Dow, the victim’s daughter-in-law.
Beth Dow said her mother-in-law remembered that she had a gallon of water that she used to fill her breathing machine.
“With those broken hands, she took the top off the gallon of water and poured it on her head and put out the flames,” Beth Dow said.
Dorothy Dow is being treated at Grady Memorial Hospital.[she died]
Grantville is about 50 miles southwest of Atlanta.