Elderly Woman, Dorothy Dow, Beaten By Burglars Then Set On Fire

Dorothy Dow was brutally beaten and set on fire during a home invasion robbery.

Dorothy Dow was brutally beaten and set on fire during a home invasion robbery.

Elderly Woman, Dorothy Dow, Beaten By Burglars Then Set On Fire

Meriweather County, GA – Dorothy Dow, 83, was brutally beaten and then set on fire during a home-invasion by a group of four burglars.

The incident initially occurred in August, when a gang of low-lifes broke into Dorothy Dow’s home. Meriwether County Sheriff Chuck Smith said, “Once they entered the home, one individual entered her bedroom where she was already in bed.”

One man started to beat Dow with a gun, breaking bones in her hand and arm. Another one of the suspects then set Dow on fire. While still on fire, Dow crawled around on her bedroom floor looking for a gallon of water that she kept near her breathing machine. With her hand broken and arm broken in four places, Dow opened the gallon of water and dumped it on herself to put the fire out. She then dragged herself over to her cell phone and called 911.

Dorothy Dow’s daughter-in-law spoke to CBS46 and advised, “She said ‘I thought they were going to kill me’. They told her that she was never going to see her sons again.”

After the attack, Dorothy Dow spent weeks in the hospital on a ventilator before finally succumbing to her injuries recently.

Justin Peirce Grady, 38, Cortavious Deshun Heard, 18, Mina Christine Ellery, 17, and Angel Latrice Harmon, 17, are now being charged with felony murder and malice murder.

dorothy dow murder suspect

Dorothy Dow put up an amazing fight. What do you think the appropriate sentence is for killers like this? Let us know on our Facebook page.

  • John J Rouse

    “There is a natural disgust in the minds of nearly all white people to the idea of indiscriminate amalgamation of white and black races.”

    – Abraham Lincoln, Springfield, Illinois, 1857

    • Debbie

      Well we know the words disgust and black go together.

      • Corina Brown

        Really??? Kind of like your name and stupid???

        • Jack Reilly

          Corina, you be a BLACK RACIST, your words show it……you are also a MORON.

          • Corina Brown

            You are truly a poor excuse of a human. And to make any attempt at insult my intelligence speaks more of how you feel about yourself. And a moron ???? have you read your own post???????????????????? Again you need professional help

  • Haligonex

    They are just misguided and from a poor background. Give them hugs then send them to Canada to work with needy Senators.

  • Natalie Hodge

    I say treat all of them the same way they treated that poor woman. Beat them and then set them on fire. Just make sure they don’t have any water available. They proved that they don’t belong in society and society shouldn’t have to feed them until they die in prison.

  • Lynn B

    Do they have the Death Penalty in Georgia ?? if so that’s is the ONLY option available for these low life Pieces of GARBAGE — if not LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE !!!!!

  • Mike Woods

    Doesn’t matter, media will portray them to be poor oppressed innocent young people that were angry at the white people because of slavery 150 years ago.

  • Mistergilgamesh

    Let them live with Hillary Clinton in her multi million dollar estate – the one she obtained from the Clinton foundation accepting bribes from the Saudis. Just sayin…

  • Katlin Cross

    Life without parole

  • cathy jarvis


  • Marty Ratliff Cornelius

    Does Georgia still do the death penalty? If so that would be the sentencing for them all, otherwise life without parole regards of good behavior.

  • Georgia Peach

    Yes we still have the death penalty! They should be hung until dead.

    • Jack Reilly

      Can’t hang them anymore…….ya feel me?

  • John J Rouse

    No hate crime here folks, nothing to see. Just some oppressed blacks.

    Eric Holder.

    • Thomas Clarke Garvie


    • Corina Brown

      Really?!?! And your racist sarcasm is poorly placed. This is a article on this women’s death. No prayers for her? No prayers for her family. Just throwing out hate????????????????

      • John J Rouse

        Yes I hate. I hate black racist murderers who murder old white women because they think they are easy targets. I commend that old Asian woman for defending her home against 3 black racist thugs. She even killed one. That is a good day.

        • Jack Reilly

          RIGHT ON, Brother…..phuck these animals.

      • Jack Reilly


        • Corina Brown

          To begin your use of such profanity shows a lack of mastery of the English language. So allow me to speak as you would understand. Don’t phucking come this way with you stupidity. Thank you for bringing up other headlines into this conversation. So the white cops that pepper sprayed a 90 year old women and then beat her. These men should receive the same treatment. Or the white man the brutally raped over 10 black women. Oh yeah he wore a badge. And people wonder why there is just so much hate in this world! It’s because of people like you!!!!

  • Corina Brown

    I believe he deserves to be put under the jail there should never be such a hideous act placed upon another person. This is a disgusting act!!! My thoughts and prayers are with this woman’s family.

    • Delakando

      said the BLM supporting idiot..

  • Delakando

    And now watch Black Lives Matter try to sue the state for wrongful prosecution of these men. Why because its only racist or criminal if a white guy does it.

    • Corina Brown
      • Susan Carole Berner

        OR…Black, White or Hispanic. All can kill cops– and try to get away with it. Stop and frisk has to be re-instated for starters. Cops know who the bad guys are once they know their beat. If Cops don’t get a hold of them, then the bad guys– Black- White– or Hispanic, will get a hold of you. Are you ready to handle a gang banger?

    • Corina Brown

      To begin these men should be held accountable for this deplorable act. There is no excuse for them to have inflicted such unspeakable acts on a vulnerable person. These men will be held accountable for their crimes against this woman and her family. It’s amusing that you speak of “Black lives matter” on a “blue live matter” site. Lol and the difference between the two are this woman’s loved ones will receive justice. They will have the peace of mind in knowing that the murders will face justice. However the victims that are killed by police officers will never ever receive justice. They have to live with the fact that their loved ones killer received paid leave, kept their medical insurance and their pension. All on the tax payers dime not to mention all of the money that that cities are paying out in wrongful death suits. All because of an officer who took the law into their own hands. They play judge jury and executioner. That is not their jobs. If they are not capable of preforming within their job descriptions they need to politely excuse themselves and find a position more suitable for their character. And the reason black lives matter was created was to give a voice to the dead!!!!!

      • Delakando

        You don’t get it do you. The cops that have shot these “innocent” people are defending themselves. They do not need to be shot, tortured, brutalized, or attacked to justify them shooting a suspect. The suspect needs to listen to commands that are designed to ensure the safety of the officer and the suspect. Put your hands on the steering wheel at all times, don’t reach for anything, and be respectful. You have a problem with it then file a complaint afterwords. That way you can get your words out while still being alive. Only one cop recently unlawfully killed someone and they were charged with first degree manslaughter. Black Lives Matter was established by anti-cop groups and fueled by anti-white racism. When they have had these protests they have attacked cars, dragged out white people, and ruthlessly beat them screaming, “black power”. That isn’t giving voice to the dead. Thats just racist bigotry from the black community that they themselves deny having. As for this “Facing justice” bullcrap your telling me that these BLM protestors are not going to bullcrap about them being innocent? During the Lousiana flooding the cops were the only ones to help the flood victims and the BLM still tried to sue them claiming wrongful persecution for the arrests of looters. If you really think Black lives matter then encourage the black community to change their perspective on law enforcement. Right now the murder rate in Chicago has soared because the mayor there is reducing officers in the city. Black lives are being murdered more there now and cops cannot do anything about it because they do not have to be truthful in their complaints about the cops. They can have each one fired for a lie and the cop can’t do anything about it. “He broke into my house, raped my daughter, then shot my dog. I want that officer fired”, and there isn’t anything the cop can say about it because the BLM supporting mayor made it that way.

        • Corina Brown

          I really think you need to do a history check before you speak with me. From Rodney King. To the cop that raped over 10 women are you serious?!?! But of course those don’t or won’t fit into your narrative. You go on on about listening to the cops when cops themselves are starting to come out against their fellow brothers stating that there are orders to stop people of color. Congress have even had a session citing the increased number of African Americans than Caucasians. So you must be a conspiracy theorist. Everyone is against law enforcement. Correct, None of the congressional members or law makers which whom are bring legislation to hold cops accountable for their actions. So people of all colors have now come together to conspire against the police force. I understand, lol you also believe that aliens visit people at night. Smh

          • Delakando

            Cops are not immune to prosecution. Every cop that has been caught doing something illegal have been prosecuted and has gone to prison. You really think there are orders to stop people of color? You are a real idiot. There hasn’t been an order to stop people of color since the 50s. Everything you mentioned so far is nothing more then a conspiracy spread by blacks to further their own hatred against the “man”. No, everyone is not against the law enforcement. IF you think that way then you need to either get shot or get the fuck out of this country. You and your family are no longer wanted in this country so please shut the hell up before someone eventually finds and removes you.

  • Mike Weaver

    Beat the hell out of them and set them on fire and no water around.

  • Nicole Watterson Sterrett

    Waterboarding. Take fingers. Deliver back lashings. Bring back old school torture.

    The problem begins with criminals (past, present and future), knowing that the most common consequences for their actions is jail / prison time. Where they are entitled to 3 meals a day, a bed, entertainment…from television to drawing, board games, etc. There isn’t a discipline that these criminals cannot handle. What our country is doing, or better yet, not doing, isn’t working. Something people actually “fear” needs to be re-implemented back into our system i.e. what I stated above. I honestly believe that someone who is considering committing a crime will think twice if the consequences of those actions were more severe. Example: Losing a finger or a bare back lashing. FEAR needs to be instilled.

    Also, law and order needs to be put back in it’s proper place WITH a reestablished respect for our officers from all citizens across the nation. These changes I believe would significantly decrease our nations crime rate. We need to stand united before we fall divided.

    Love, hugs and prayers along with my sincerest condolences to the family. May justice be served.

    • Jack Reilly

      I like it…

    • Georgia Peach

      Yes and should they draw the death penalty in GA, they will be put to sleep instead of the horrible death they inflicted on the elderly lady. Hangin and make it public. Stupid thugs need a visual detrement to their heinous acts.

  • Robert Gagnon

    I hope you folks realize that this crime does involve a minority – an elderly woman!! I’d like to see all 4 of them receive the death penalty. However, it seems that 2 of these folks are under 18 and so will be handled with much less severity. Yes, I’m sure that being under 18, they would be too immature to realize the danger of setting a person on fire. ARRGGGHHHH!!!!

    • Jack Reilly

      B U L L S H I T, they knew exactly what they were doing…….DEATH.

  • Me Jane

    They should all be executed.

  • Roni Rose

    Abe Lincoln Is Rolling Over In His Grave…

    • Jack Reilly

      Yeah, what a mistake, huh?

  • Joe O’Donnell

    Look at the smirk on the girl on the right. Georgia has a death penalty-all four of these vicious cowards richly deserve it.

  • Jack Reilly

    DEATH to each and every one of them, phuckin’ animals…..it is also a HATE CRIME, Mr. Holder, no matter what you say…..

  • Jane Barber

    Death penalty!

  • Lola

    Send them to a jail where it’s predominately white and let them go to town on these animals!!

  • Tiffany

    I keep saying. We need to empty out one large city that no one cares about and niold a 40 foot wall around it. High surcity. One way in one way out .
    No police
    No hospital
    No fire department.
    And let them kill each out rape mug and do what ever they want.
    Once a month helicopter drops them food from the air and let them fight over it.

  • Haligonex

    School uniforms and responsibilities from a young age. Parental guidance from pseudo parents would help as well.

  • Susan Carole Berner

    Sickening. Give them the same treatment. Then break their knees.