Deputies Refuse To Evict Woman – Georgia deputies are refusing to evict a 103-year-old woman from a modest home she’s lived in for over 53 years.
It was one of the dreariest days that Atlanta has had this year. Temperatures plunged to 35 degrees, almost 20 degrees cooler than over the weekend. YetÂ it was the day that Vinia Hall and her 83-year-old daughter were scheduled to be moved by the county sheriff.
“I love it. It’s a mansion,” Hall told ABC affiliate WSB-TV.
For the sheriff’s deputies and movers commissioned by JP Morgan Chase, who issued the foreclosure on behalf of Deutsche Bank,Â to evict the family would have been near-heartless.
“It was a cold, nasty day,” said Tracy Flanagan of the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office. “When the deputies got there, all they had were names on a paper. You have to use sensitivity and take a second look at it.”
Flanagan said that the family’s age contributed to the decision not to evict but also that the date of the eviction notice wasÂ a driving factor. The foreclosure notice was issued in 2008 after Lee’s grandson, Ali Muhammad, who legally owns the house, failed to make regular payments. He took the case to court where the trial court ruled in favor of the bank. Chase issued an eviction notice in 2010 and scheduled the eviction for Tuesday, Nov. 29.
Hall said that she knew about the forthcoming eviction but pleaded for the bank to leave her in peace.
“Please don’t come in and disturb me no more. When I’m gone, you all can come back and do whatever they want to,” Hall told ABC affiliate WSB-TV.
Now, Chase has heeded Hall’s request and is working to make a way that the family can stay in their house.