Grandmother Beaten to Death in East Georgia

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
Police: East Ga. man beat grandma to death.

A booking photo of Theodore Lockett, accused in a deadly beating of his grandmother Dorothy Lockwood. (Photo from Richmond County Sheriff's Office)

Hephzibah, GA --

Authorities say an east Georgia man has been charged with beating his 92-year-old grandmother to death.

Police say 21-year-old Theodore Cornell Lockett was arrested early Sunday morning on charges of aggravated assault, burglary and making terroristic threats in the death of Dorothy Lockwood. A murder charge was added when Lockwood died hours later at the Medical College of Georgia.

Police say Lockett broke into his grandmother's Hephzibah home late Saturday night and beat her repeatedly with a glass-top table and a microwave oven. Police say he called his mother and told her he'd killed his grandmother and was going to kill her.

Authorities say Lockett had lived with his grandmother until recently.


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  • by Hurt Location: South Georgia on Jan 13, 2011 at 10:46 AM
    How could you take a life that pretty had a hand in giving you life. I don't know this family but my heart go out to you. That's your heritage you've taken away. 92 years my grandmother passed away at 55. You had so many stories about your background right there I'm searching for mine. How could you? I hate to talk this way but I hope they fry you.
  • by Yolanda Warner Location: Philadelphia on Jan 10, 2011 at 07:44 AM
    To: Joe Deepest Sympathy from your friends at RSL, friends of Carolyn. Our prayers are with you and your family.
  • by Serena Location: Tallahassee on Jan 10, 2011 at 05:56 AM
    His expression on the mug shot really tells you alot too; no remorse. If he'd beat his old granny to death what do you think he'd do to someone else? this guy is pure evil and should not be allowed to live. Even a life sentence is endangering the guards lives.
  • by sunshine on Jan 10, 2011 at 05:52 AM
    there is a place in hell with his name on it thats for sure.RIP grandmother, she lived 92 years and this low life took her life away. what stories she could have told of her life here on earth prayers are with the family and friends.you were blessed to have a grandmother some of us dont.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 10, 2011 at 05:49 AM
    my guess he was jacked up on something.(crackhead?) one day he (and everyone) will stand before the Lord and answer.
  • by jusayin on Jan 10, 2011 at 05:40 AM
    Look at the world news: families killing each other, not just strangers anymore. People better get ready for what is to come. There is no justice anymore, anyone can kill someone and only get life (out in a few years for 'good behaviour' plea deals, mitigating circumstances, etc. Criminals have no fear or repect for law or humans. YOu got what you wanted when you took prayer, paddling and the pledge out of schools. It's all about 'how we feel now"....BS Help up lord.
  • by me Location: ga on Jan 10, 2011 at 05:29 AM
    Anonymous @11:10 p.m. - He said he had killed his grandmother and was going to kill his mother. This is what he said when he CALLED his mother.
  • by Juicy Location: Fruit on Jan 10, 2011 at 05:09 AM
    how could he kill someone so close to him..Thats sad..
  • by Juicy Location: Fruit on Jan 10, 2011 at 05:07 AM
    omg..this man is crazy..How can he kill someone so close to him..That just makes me mad..
  • by dont understand Location: america on Jan 10, 2011 at 03:42 AM
    how can these people kill someone for a few dollars.
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