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Jurors green light investigation of women accused of elderly exploitation

These women are accussed of befriending an elderly Buena Vista man and swindling him out of money and property.
From the April 30, 2014 issue of The Journal
By Richard Harris
   For the second year in a row a Marion County Grand Jury has recommended that the county build a new jail. That recommendation was made in Marion County Superior Court on Monday, April 28 after grand jurors inspected the jail.
   In addition to noting a number of problems with the physical condition of the building that they observed, the jurors also said the jail is "too old" and "too small." It was also noted that deputies use trailers behind the jail for office space and the jurors believe that creates a security issue.
   Their comments about the jail may be found in their entirety in a report on Page 5 of this week's issue of the newspaper.
   The Grand Jury that met a year ago (April 2013) also made a similar recommendation. That jury's recommendation included ... Online subscribers click here for the rest of the story.