Deputies Refuse to Evict 103-Year-Old Woman
Posted Nov 30, 2011 7:57 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss
Sheriff’s deputies and movers sent to evict a 103-year-old Atlanta woman and her 83-year-old daughter on Tuesday refused to do the job after television crews arrived.
The woman, who turns 104 in December, has lived in the home for 53 years with her daughter, who is now 83, report WSBTV.com and CBSAtlanta.com. WSBTV.com identified the woman as Vita Lee, while CBSAtlanta.com says she is Elvinia Hall.
The daughter was taken to the hospital with breathing problems after the deputies and movers arrived.
The older woman’s grandson, Ali Muhammad, told CBSAtlanta.com that the home went into foreclosure after he missed several mortgage payments. The story says the bank has now agreed to delay the eviction while the parties try to work out a deal.