Woman accused of abducting mom: I acted in her best interest

A Milford woman charged with kidnapping her ill 81-year-old mother and taking her to Florida for weeks is insisting she acted in her mother's best

MILFORD - A Milford woman charged with kidnapping her ill 81-year-old mother and taking her to Florida for weeks is insisting she acted in her mother's best interest.

A court had appointed Jeryl Gray's brother as their mother's caretaker, but despite that ruling, the 56-year-old attempted to relocate her mother to West Palm Beach. Deloris Gray suffers from dementia as well as other serious medical conditions.

Probate records reveal that Gray's mother has assets in excess of $3.5 million. Police say that they believe the family dispute started in Dec. 2010 when a court put Jason Gray in charge of their mother?s well-being. As part of the conservatorship, Gray was going to receive a $1,000 weekly stipend.

According to police, Deloris Gray was not harmed during the two weeks she went missing.

Missing Milford woman found

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Police say they've made an arrest in a 1 Bridgeport police make arrest in fatal shooting
Authorities are working to return a homicide suspect 2 Authorities work to return homicide suspect to CT
News 12's Danielle Campbell and Storyville American Table 3 LI Winter: Mardi Gras - seafood
Kristina's Korner tracks the 4 Trending: "Botched Oscars"
2 people were killed and 1 man is 5 2 killed, 1 in stable condition after Gabreski Airport plane crash

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Focus on Connecticut Focus on Connecticut

Features local, state and federal officials discussing the issues around southwestern Connecticut.

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut. Our Lives

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut.

Each week News 12 Connecticut introduces you to Hometown Hero

News 12 highlights people who give to the community.

We spotlight a local team each week. Connecticut Team of the Week

Each week News 12 Connecticut highlights a team from a local school.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE