Cook County Taxpayers On The Hook For $48 Million In Gizzell Ford CaseA jury found that a Stroger Hospital doctor failed to protect 8-year-old Gizzell Ford from months of abuse, privation and fear.
Grandmother Sentenced To Life In Prison For Brutal Murder Of 8-Year-Old Gizzell FordHelen Ford, the West Side woman convicted of killing her 8-year-old granddaughter, was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison.
Bedridden Man Charged With Ordering Torture Of Daughter Who DiedWhen 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.
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.
Mom Sought To Regain Custody Of Slain GirlEight 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.
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.
Autopsy: 8-Year-Old Was Strangled, Death Ruled HomicideThe 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.