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Woman Jailed for Beating Husband with Frying Pan

Date: Thursday, August 20, 2009, 2:21 pm
By: BlackAmericaWeb.com





A 71-year-old North Carolina woman is in police custody for striking her husband in the head with a frying pan several times after he complained about what she cooked for breakfast.

According to news reports, James Lewis, 85, received 50 stitches in his head the morning of Aug. 14.

After objecting to the meal that his wife, Rosie Lewis, made for him, she began to cook him a new breakfast. When the couple started arguing, Mr. Lewis allegedly picked up a cane with which to hit Mrs. Lewis, and she responded by striking him with her frying pan multiple times.

Mrs. Lewis is being held in the Halifax County Jail without bond, charged with assult with a deadly weapon inflicing serious injury.
 
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'Cause she's not much of a flight risk.

Bernie Maddoff was allowed bail after he essentially destroyed the lives of thousands of people.

Grandma was (potentially) defending herself from being beaten by Grandpa with a cane. Eek

Should she remain in jail because she's Black? Confused
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Originally posted by EbonyRose:

Mrs. Lewis is being held in the Halifax County Jail without bond, charged with assult with a deadly weapon inflicing serious injury.
Okay, damn, she beat him with a frying pan. That's one issue.

However, why the hell is she being held without bail?!? nono

Who gets held without bail under these circumstances?? Confused
fro 20 whew! Okay. I'm sorry. It was kinda funny...but! He started it. He shouldn't have tried to hit her with his cane. Everybody know how folks are that age. Both probably didn't have the "strength" to lift their arms....but! Nevertheless.... even though grandma hit him with her frying pan...[not justifying this at all....but!] he only got stictches[sp]...if she was really tryin' to hurt him....she would have KILLED him. I think she was tryin' to scare him and it got outta hands. I don't know how many times I've heard grandpa/ma fight....thought it was a war. And then turned around and they all hugged upConfused And back in the day...that's what they used to chase each other with: a cast-iron frying pan or cane. SoFrown

No, she didn't deserve to be put in jail without bail...especially when you have rapists/murderers out on bail all the time...but! I do think free grandma t-shirts are in orderEek I'm just sayin'

fro
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Originally posted by ocatchings:
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When the couple started arguing, Mr. Lewis allegedly picked up a cane with which to hit Mrs. Lewis, and she responded by striking him with her frying pan multiple times.


Looks like self defense to me.......free granny.

yeah
Hey, he only stitches. If she had thrown some hot grits in his face, he would have really been messed up for good. That stuff is like napalm.
20 20
Whew now that I've gotten that out of the way. That old bastard deserved to get hit after complaining about his meals. Hell if he could hit her with a cane, the should've gotten up and made his own meals. The audacity of that man!
And since he hit her first at the least it should be assault against HIM and not her. No bail? Ridiculous!
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Originally posted by kresge:
yeah
Hey, he only stitches. If she had thrown some hot grits in his face, he would have really been messed up for good. That stuff is like napalm.


20 20 20 I just cannot help but to laugh at the circumstances of the story. The visual impression alone of an old lady knocking her old husband in the head with a frying pan... lol
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Originally posted by Kocolicious:
fro 20 whew! Okay. I'm sorry. It was kinda funny...but! He started it. He shouldn't have tried to hit her with his cane. Everybody know how folks are that age. Both probably didn't have the "strength" to lift their arms....but! Nevertheless.... even though grandma hit him with her frying pan...[not justifying this at all....but!] he only got stictches[sp]...if she was really tryin' to hurt him....she would have KILLED him. I think she was tryin' to scare him and it got outta hands. I don't know how many times I've heard grandpa/ma fight....thought it was a war. And then turned around and they all hugged upConfused And back in the day...that's what they used to chase each other with: a cast-iron frying pan or cane. SoFrown

No, she didn't deserve to be put in jail without bail...especially when you have rapists/murderers out on bail all the time...but! I do think free grandma t-shirts are in orderEek I'm just sayin'

fro


Tee hee hee ... yeah, I kinda had to chuckle on this one myself when I first read it! I can imagine the ol' girl striking a blow (or 3 or 4! Eek) for all the little old ladies of the world that have to put up with an old crotchety, grumpy ass old man! lol And you're absolutely right ... he started it!

I mean, she cooked him breakfast, he complained, she was willing to cook him another one ... and he STILL didn't know when to STHU!! ek THEN he wanna pick up the cane??? Confused Oh HELL no!! nono

I'll bet his ass will fix his OWN breakfast from now on, though! Or he won't eat! 20 What you think?? LOL laugh

And, yeah ... there may have been a little 'excessive force' used! There was probably some pent-up/repressed aggressions from another 'breakfast' incident or two that came out while she was whackin' away! And she just got 'em all out while she had the opportunity. Big Grin

But ... not even being offered the opportunity for bail ... at her age?? Which she may or may not have been able to post, anyway?? Yeah ... that's a little 'excessive', too, in my book. She had every right to defend herself against an old fool coming at her with a cane. We want women to stand up for themselves against domestic violence. She did! And she shouldn't be punished for that! td6

FREE GRANNY!!! Cool
Originally posted by Ebonyrose
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I'll bet his ass will fix his OWN breakfast from now on, though! Or he won't eat! 20 What you think?? LOL laugh


fro Sho' you rightBig Grin

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And, yeah ... there may have been a little 'excessive force' used! There was probably some pent-up/repressed aggressions from another 'breakfast' incident or two that came out while she was whackin' away! And she just got 'em all out while she had the opportunity. Big Grin


Yep!

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But ... not even being offered the opportunity for bail ... at her age?? Which she may or may not have been able to post, anyway?? Yeah ... that's a little 'excessive', too, in my book. She had every right to defend herself against an old fool coming at her with a cane. We want women to stand up for themselves against domestic violence. She did! And she shouldn't be punished for that! td6


I totally agree.


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FREE GRANNY!!! Cool


Free her right NOW!Big Grin

fro


3 meals a day x 7 = 21 meals a week

21 meals a week x 4 weeks = 84 meals a month

84 meals a month x 12 months = 1,008 meals a year

1,008 meals a year x 55 years (assuming she married at 15 years of age and not counting making his lunch for work etc) = 55,540 (+ or -) meals (estimated) during their marriage.

RELEASE GRANNY, BUY HER A NEW FRYING PAN AND LET HER WHUP UP ON HIS HEAD SOME MORE!!!!

Also, let her get in additional licks for cleaning, washing, having babies etc......... tfro
Pan-Wielding Wife Charged, Husband in Home

Date: Tuesday, August 25, 2009
By: Denise Stewart, BlackAmericaWeb.co




A North Carolina woman is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday on charges of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury after she hit her husband in the head with a frying pan about 10 days ago.

Rosie Lewis, who neighbors said is now 72, had been jailed following the incident on Aug. 14, but was released last week, according to the Halifax County Sheriff Department. Her bond had been set at $2,500, according to published reports.

Lewis allegedly hit her 85-year-old husband, James, after he complained about what she made him for breakfast. She reportedly began making him a second meal, and their argument escalated, and Mr. Lewis raised his walking stick to hit her, authorities said. Mrs. Lewis responded by striking her husband several times, according to officials. Mr. Lewis required 50 stitches to mend his head.

He is now in a nursing home.

Arnette Silver, one of the Lewis’ neighbors on Justice Branch Road in the small, mostly-black town of Enfield, North Carolina described Rosie Lewis as quiet and easy-going. She has gone to spend time with relatives, Silver said.

“She didn’t want to be at the house by herself. I talked to her just the other day when she came by the house to get some of her things,” Silver told BlackAmericaWeb.com. “She said she still loved her husband, and she hated the way things happened."

The elderly couple’s altercation resulted from an exchange that is not unusual for aging couples, therapists say.

“As couples age, they often are less tolerant. They are in the house together all day, and this can happen,” said Sandra Cox, executive director of Coalition of Mental Health Professionals, based in south Los Angeles.

In some situations, elderly women may see an opportunity to avenge past abuse from their once-physically domineering husbands as they grow older and get weaker.

“I am not saying that this is what happened in this particular situation,” Cox told BlackAmericaWeb.com, “but I do know of cases where a woman may have suffered abuse earlier in the marriage, and when they see the husband as more frail, they respond [more aggressively].”

Silver said both Rosie and James Lewis had been in previous marriages and had lived in the Enfield since the late 1980s or early '90s.

According to Silver, the incident on Aug. 14 may have started as early as 5:30 a.m. when Mr. Lewis wanted to go out and do yard work, and his wife discouraged him because it was still dark.

“He always wanted to be busy,” Silver said. "He is a deacon in the church, and he likes doing work around the house."

On the morning of the incident, Silver said, Rosie Lewis told him she had fixed breakfast for her husband twice, and he complained about both. They exchanged words, and “he came at her with the cane. I guess that’s when the frying pan went airborne,” Silver said. “She said she had to defend herself.”

Halifax County officials said Rosie Lewis was freed from jail on a $2,500 unsecured bond.

“Forty-eight hours (incarceration) is a general rule for any domestic violence charge,” Lt. Bobby Martin of the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office said in an article published in the Rocky Mount (N.C.) Telegram. “I imagine she was released on an unsecured bond because of her age and health.”

Original reports that Lewis would be held until her first court appearance due a state law intended to protect victims of domestic abuse from further violence were incorrect, Martin said in the Rocky Mount Telegram article.

Cox said families have to assist elderly couples in assessing issues that lead to altercations.

“Sometimes there may be underlying physical conditions or illnesses that play a role in the problem,” she said. There may also be an issue with chemical imbalance in the brain or Alzheimer’s, she said.

It’s important for family members to encourage the elderly to take care of their physical and psychological problems. But it’s not easy.

The stigma attached to mental illness too often prevents people from getting the help they need, Cox said. “You know the first thing they say is, ‘I’m not crazy.’ ”

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