Detroit raped and beaten grandmother in front of church dies
A Detroit grandmother who was raped, beaten and left for dead outside a vacant church has died, media reports say.
Shirley Bryant, 63, died on Dec.6 after fighting for her life, her family told Fox2 Detroit.
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“These monsters took my mother from me… for no reason,” said Diwann Bryant, Shirley’s son. “I know you have a mother. I know you have sisters and brothers. And you hit my mom like that? It’s terrible.
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Suspect Elvin Shepard, 44, and another man spoke with the grandmother on November 14 before the brutal assault. A stranger heard Shirley calling for help and found her naked, the outlet reported.
“How the hell could you do [this to] a human like this? “said Diana Edgar, Shirley’s sister.” I promised her before she closed her eyes for good that I would do everything in my power to see justice done. “
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Police Chief James White has said the charges against Shepard could turn into murder. A second suspect is expected to be charged shortly, Fox2 reported.
Shirley’s family started a GoFundMe which raised $ 1,720 of the $ 7,500 goal.