Grandmother Arrested for Hiring Grandson to Murder Own Granddad
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

be newsA 64-year-old woman in Chicago was arrested and charged with hiring her grandson to murder her husband, Gawker reports.

Police say Janet Strickland hired her 19-year-old grandson, William Strickland, to gun down her husband, also named William Strickland, because she was “sick of him” and as his sole beneficiary, wanted his money.

William Strickland Jr., who was arrested and charged with first degree murder on March 30, allegedly shot his grandfather six times from behind as the elder Strickland was on his way to his dialysis appointment.  Janet Strickland allegedly rewarded her grandson for killing his grandfather, buying him a new car, new cellphone, furniture and tattoos.

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Makkada B. Selah is a journalist based in New York City.