Michigan Miracle: Detroit grandmother freed from guardianship after TV-7 Investigation

DETROIT (WXYZ) — She’s a 78-year-old Detroit grandmother who just wanted a wheelchair ramp. Instead, she was put under court guardianship. The 7 Investigators were in court Thursday when the Chief Probate Judge terminated that guardianship, bringing a lot of joy to Bessie and her family. Bessie Owens can now make her medical, legal and financial decisions. And not only did the judge terminate this guardianship and conservatorship – he also put Adult Protective Services on notice that things need to change with how they’re petitioning the court to put seniors under guardianship. Cheers and applause filled the halls of Wayne County Probate Court Thursday where supporters gathered to watch Chief Judge Freddie Burton Jr. terminate Bessie’s guardianship and conservatorship cases. She’s a 78-year-old Detroit grandmother who just wanted a wheelchair ramp. Instead, she was put under court guardianship. The 7 Investigators were in court Thursday when the Chief Probate Judge terminated that guardianship, bringing a lot of joy to Bessie and her family. “I do not want or need strangers or bureaucrats over my life or finances,” Bessie told the judge. “I do not want or need strangers or bureaucrats over my life or finances,” Bessie told the judge. … Continue reading Michigan Miracle: Detroit grandmother freed from guardianship after TV-7 Investigation