Grandmother gets life in prison for ‘deliberate, excruciatingly painful’ death of 8-year-old Gizzell Ford

By ANDY GRIMM Chicago Sun-Times The dark, revolting images on the massive monitor screen showed Gizzell Ford, just months removed from winning her school spelling bee and collecting a straight-A report card, with piles of trash heaped around her bruised, scarred body. Then came video of the third-grader, swaying drowsily, her hair askew and eyes … Read more →

Grandmother convicted of murder for ‘slow, painful, agonizing death’ of 8-year-old Gizzell Ford in 2013

By RUMMANA HUSSAIN Chicago Sun-Times Gizzell Ford, a straight-A student, was by seen almost everyone who crossed her path as a “blessing”—a lovely, bright smart girl. The 8-year-old, in her diary, expressed a desire to have a fulfilling relationship with her paternal grandmother nourished with deep conversation and love. But all Helen Ford gave Gizzell … Read more →

Andre Ford

  • Arrested: Sept. 15, 2013
  • Age: 29
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Black

Suspected in the July 12, 2013, death of Gizzell Ford. Died without prosecution.