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Woman Accused of Allegedly Killing Her Grandmother Claims She Wanted Help Dying

Afouda Bamidele
Jun 19, 2021
02:00 A.M.
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A young woman made headlines after she was arrested for murdering her grandmother. She claimed that the older citizen requested her help to die.


Recently, a 36-year-old woman was charged on four counts in connection to the death of an older person. The Wisconsin Department of Justice proceeded with investigations after being alerted of the circumstances.

The investigations involved a suspicious death, a fire outbreak that took place on Friday, June 11, 2021, and a viral amber alert that resulted in the safe recovery of a child.

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After proper investigation, Elizabeth M. Durkee, a resident of Fort Atkinson, was arrested and charged with first-degree homicide, strangulation, suffocation, firebombing a building, and decapitating a corpse.

Reports showed that the Fort Atkinson fire department and the police department were alerted after a fire outbreak on Fort Street in Fort Atkinson. On the scene, the first department deputies discovered a deceased adult in the resident.


Gail J. Metwally, 47, was recently arrested after witnesses' statements revealed that they saw her set a house on fire.

Authorities found the circumstances of the event suspicious and were concerned for the safety of a child that lives in the home. The Law Enforcement department issued an amber alert. However, the child was safely recovered before the signal was sent.


The deceased body was identified as Durkee's grandmother, who lives with her and her 2-year-old daughter. Durkee alleged that her grandmother was in a bad health condition and wanted help dying so she could be with her late husband.

Reports revealed that she helped her grandmother to bed after dinner and duct-taped her nose and mouth until her breath cut. She then wrapped the older adult's body with a blanket and left her in the bedroom for days before deciding on what to do.


In another case, Gail J. Metwally, 47, was recently arrested after witnesses' statements revealed that they saw her set a house on fire with a person trapped in it. Thankfully, the person inside safely escaped.

Investigations showed that Metwally set the building on fire and sat in a chair to watch the house burn. She was arrested and charged with first-degree and second-degree attempted murder, first-degree arson, amongst others.

52-year-old Blenda Holbrook was trapped in the basement of the house before she was rescued through the window. The victim's sister, Pat Bernal's statement, showed that someone had blocked Holbrook's way, keeping her in the building.


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