Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Another Senior Pays 'Ultimate Price'

By Dave Groves Journal Register News Service

Seniors vulnerable to violence, exploitation -- Agencies work to develop strategies to better protect elderly residents

TROY -- Looking only to help someone she thought she could trust, 73-year-old Troy resident Violet List opened her home to a 17-year-old acquaintance last October.

According to police and prosecutors, List lost her life as result of that decision.

Anthony Robert Strozier stands charged with first-degree murder after allegedly trying to steal a Social Security check in List's name from her 38-year-old daughter.

During the attempted robbery, List suffered a heart attack that the Oakland County Medical Examiner's Office attributed to both heart disease and blunt-force chest trauma.

With a trial scheduled to begin June 18, Strozier will face life in prison without parole if convicted. Regardless of the case's outcome, however, his elderly patron appears to have paid the ultimate price....

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