Saturday, September 19, 2009

Elderly Woman Testifies in Grand Theft Case

Time has taken away some of Eloise Mudway's physical and mental abilities.

She has difficulty recalling names, dates and times; struggles to hear and gets around only with the help of a wheelchair. Fortunately, she has retained a healthy sense of humor.

Eloise Mudway, 92, needed it today as she spent more than three hours on the witness stand answering a barrage of questions from Assistant State Attorney Mike Halkitis and defense attorneys Dean Livermore and Mark Goettel.

"God help me," she said during one break in her testimony.

Livermore and Goettel represent Cynthia and Joseph Clancy, a local couple prosecutors contend swindled Mudway out of her $370,000 house and other assets between 2001 and 2005.

The Clancys are each charged with one count of grand theft from a person over 65 and both face a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison. Prosecutors are expected to rest their case Friday but jury deliberations and a verdict will likely not come until Monday.

Full Article and Source:
Elderly Woman Testifies in Pasco Grand Theft Case

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StandUp said...

I can see it now -- the Clancy lawyer probably did everything in his power to rattle Eloise Mudway and harass her.

For shame, Dean Livermore and Mark Goettel.

This woman has been harassed enough.

Anonymous said...

You stood up to them, Eloise. You're a brave lady and an inspiration!

Norma said...

I pray you have the strength to hold up, Eloise.

And I'm sorry you have to.

This hearing is about what the Clancy's did to you and they've turned it into being about you.

Stand tall - look them in the eyes - and know you're on the right side.

Anonymous said...

Time may have taken away some of Eloise Mudway's physical and mental abilities, but she's in the fight for her life now. She'll make it.

It's instinctual and she'll make it.

We're pulling for you, Eloise.

Anonymous said...

The Clancys are predators.

The jury will see that.

It doesn't matter if Eloise is confused. That's not what the hearing should be about. It should be about whether the Clancys took advantage of her - which is sure looks like they did!

Anonymous said...

You had the courage to stand up and tell it like it is Eloise.

I respect you for doing it. A lesser person would have folded under the pressure.

Betty said...

You will prevail, Mrs. Mudway. You will prevail because you are right and the judge will see the conviction on your face and hear it in your voice.

The Clancys are transparent.

Anonymous said...

A victim has to spend three hours on the witness stand. Wow. Way to go Eloise. We're on your side.