Family of girl, eight, tortured to death by grandmother is awarded $48MILLION after jury rules doctor missed signs of horrific abuse

Family of girl, eight, tortured to death by grandmother is awarded $48MILLION after jury rules doctor missed signs of horrific abuse:

  • A Chicago jury awarded the family of a murdered eight-year-old girl $48million
  • Gizzell’s Ford’s mother and maternal grandfather sued, saying a county doctor ignored signs the girl was being abused by her dad and paternal grandmother
  • The doctor conducted an exam on Gizzell 16 days before she was murdered
  • He said that while he saw wounds on her body, nothing indicated child abuse
  • In July, Gizzell’s grandmother Helen Ford was sentenced to life in prison
  • Her dad was also arrested, but died in prison while awaiting trial
  • Gizzell’s decomposing body was found inside her grandmother’s home in 2013

A Chicago jury has awarded $48million to the family of an eight-year-old girl who was tortured and murdered at the hands of her father and grandmother in 2013.

The decision on Wednesday brings to an end a highly emotional trial, in which jurors were so shaken by the evidence that the judge had to stop opening statements last week because one juror started sobbing.

Gizzell Ford was eight years old in July 2013 when she was found strangled to death at the home where she lived with her father, Andre, and grandmother, Helen.

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H/t reader kevin a.

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