Woman charged in death of elderly mother

Mar 28, 2011 Full story: Traverse City Record-Eagle

A Charlevoix woman has been arrested for the murder of her 94-year-old mother. Charlevoix County Prosecutor John Jarema authorized a felony warrant for homicide - open murder for Sandra Gregory, 74.

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Kalamazoo, MI

#1 Mar 29, 2011
I have known Sandy and her mother for the last 16 years through the church. From the outside looking in, Sandy was a devoted daughter. Neither of these ladies would hurt a flea much less each other. I have to believe the mother and daughter must have hit the tipping point this past Sunday evening in their roles. I see a very elderly woman not wanting to go to a nursing home and perhaps begging her aging spinster daughter not to let this happen. We don't know the "behind the door" relationship between these two. There was a dual dependency for sure. I do believe Sandy is not a threat to society. She could be a threat to herself, however. This is so very sad. I hope the court shows mercy on this poor woman who has cared for her mother pretty much all her life - and now facing her last years with no children of her own to care for her. Surely prison is not the answer here.

Bradenton, FL

#2 Mar 30, 2011
I, also believe Sandy would never hurt her mother. She deserves the best lawyer available and I pray she secures the right person to fight for her. God Bless you, Sandy.

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