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Son Accused of Abusing Cancer Victim

Gregory Horn, 40, has served jail sentences three times the past two years for attacks on his Marietta father.

A Marietta man is being held in the without bond on charges that he hit and denied food to his cancer-stricken father, continuing a history of criminal abuse against the senior citizen.

Gregory Horn, 40, was living in his parents’ home in the 1100 block of South Atlanta Road when he was arrested there Monday evening, according to jail booking records.

He is accused of not letting his father have food, hitting his father and cutting a phone cord so the 70-year-old couldn’t call for help, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

The father has pancreatic and colon cancer, the AJC said.

The son is charged with felony cruelty to someone 65 or older, misdemeanor criminal trespassing and misdemeanor obstruction of a 911 call, jail records show.

Monday’s arrest came only 10 days after Horn was released from the Cobb jail after serving 60 days for battery against a family member and criminal trespassing.

The Official Code of Georgia Annotated says the first incident of family violence battery is a misdemeanor, but the second and any subsequent incidents are felonies punishable by one to five years in prison.

The battery that led to Horn’s arrest Dec. 19 included his pulling a phone off the wall and hitting his father in the head with it, the AJC said.

Horn also served three months in jail in 2010 after choking his father and two months in 2009 after hitting his father with a mop handle, the AJC said, citing spokeswoman Nancy Bodiford.

Corlyss Okar March 04, 2012 at 03:40 AM
Having lost my father to colon cancer, I simply wonder how a child could add insult to injury of a father's pain and suffering. Furthermore, I'd like to know that this father is receiving care and support from qualified caregivers in order to reverse some of the damage done by this "less than human-being" son. Helping someone face death is for strong caring people and this scumbag should never have access to his father during the remainder of his life.
Angela Crosby April 26, 2012 at 11:15 PM
I can't ever understand why someine could be.so cruel to another human being, much less a disabled and dying family member. I hope he gets the maximum and his father either moves or changes the locks....and purchases a gun!
charles rogers April 30, 2012 at 03:41 PM
In such cases the abused will abuse when the opportunity arises. Apparently Greg was abused and neglected as a child. Who knows Greg might have been a school bully and was supported by his parents in beating up other kids. Apparently he never grew up and still lived with his parents. Either way whatever the reasons are I could not have done that to my parent(s) no matter how cruel they were to me. So don´t be too conclusive until the facts are known but they will let him rot in that nasty jail until trial comes which will take at least a couple of years unless he decides to plea guilty then they will be willing to work with him to let him lose usually on probation and part of the conditions will not have any contact with his father so when he goes to gather his belongings they can arrest him for violating special conditions so he won´t get 2 for 1. yep Cobbunism is sweeping the county and has been since the Goldsteins took over. The Goi have no human rights unless they are servants of the jew and then they only have the rights the jew allows. It´s a Talmud thing.

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