...Like a woman scorned. If you happen to be in Atlanta, and you are a man looking for some companionship, you just might want to lose this woman's telephone number.
~ Lena Driskell, a 78-year-old great grandmother, shot her ex-beau to death because he had ended their romance. "I did it, and I'd do it again!" She yelled at the police officers who arrived on the scene at a senior citizens home. Driskell, wearing a bath robe and slippers, was waving an antique hand gun with her finger still on the trigger.
~ She is accused of premeditated plotting in the shooting of Herman Winslow, 85. Furious because of the break-up of their romance, she had become further incensed when she learned he had assumed a relationship with another woman. After the break-up she kept showing up uninvited at his apartment in Hightower Manor, the complex for seniors where they both lived.
~ On this, her last visit to see him, she rushed in armed with more than harsh words. Although a security guard tried to calm her down, she drew out her gun, pressed it to Winslow's head and fired four times as he was reading a newspaper.
~ Driskell was released on a $25,000 bond and placed under house arrest after the hearing. The Fulton County Magistrate, Richard Hicks, stipulated that she must wear an ankle monitor and live with her grand daughter, Lena Holt. Said Hicks, "I don't want her on the streets. Who knows how many guns she has?"
~ At the hearing, defense attorney Deborah Poole, stressed Driskell's clean record and said that she had had the gun since 1957. "She's not a threat to anyone," Poole concluded.
~ Her grand daughter, who was named for her, said Driskell and Winslow had been seeing each other for some time. The two had shared a bank account and a love for traveling. "What drove her to something like this is beyond me," Holt said. "We have no control over what she did, but we are very sorry."
I wonder, did Holt's grand father die of natural causes? Hmm.
(From an Associated Press release bylined by Greg Bluestein)