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Andre Ford and his mother, Helen Ford, are charged with murder in the death of his 8-year-old daughter, Gizzell Ford, who was beaten, tortured, and strangled. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Bedridden Man Charged With Ordering Torture Of Daughter Who Died

When a skeletal Andre Ford was wheeled into court last week, even prosecutors said the ailing man was too frail to beat the 8-year-old daughter he is accused of murdering, but what Ford couldn’t do with his hands, he allegedly did with his mouth.

09/23/2013

Andre Ford. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Father Held Without Bail In Death Of 8-Year-Old Daughter

Two months after the grandmother of 8-year-old Gizzell Ford was charged with the little girl’s murder, Gizzell’s father appeared in court Monday — now also accused in the brutal killing.

09/16/2013

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Mom Sought To Regain Custody Of Slain Girl

Eight months before 8-year-old Gizzell Ford suffered a horrifying demise, allegedly at the hands of her paternal grandmother, court records show the girl’s mother tried to win back custody of her daughter.

07/16/2013

Helen Ford / photo from police News Affairs

Bond Denied For Austin Woman Charged With Strangling Granddaughter

A woman was charged with first-degree murder after an eight-year-old girl was found dead Friday in her West Side Austin neighborhood home.

07/14/2013

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Autopsy: 8-Year-Old Was Strangled, Death Ruled Homicide

The death Friday of an 8-year-old West Side girl was the result of strangulation and multiple injuries that were from child abuse and neglect and her death has been ruled a homicide, an autopsy has determined.

07/13/2013