Saturday, June 14, 2008


There are many examples of how capitalism turns human beings into monstrous creatures, but we doubt if a more extreme example than this could be found. "A woman beat her grandmother to death with a garden spade because she feared her inheritance would be spent on her residential care. Joanne Hussey, 33, has been jailed for a minimum of 20 years for the brutal attack on 77 year old Annie Garbutt. ...The jury was told that Mrs Garbutt had the onset of Alzheimer's disease and it had been recommended she be placed in a home. Her savings of around £250,000 would have been dipped into in order to pay for the cost of her care."

(Daily Telegraph, 11 June) RD

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