Society

Family Tragedy

In March, John Kingery, an 82-year-old victim of Alzheimer's disease, was found abandoned in his wheelchair at an Idaho dog-racing track. Last week his daughter Sue Gifford, 40, was charged with kidnapping him from his Oregon nursing home and dumping him in Idaho. Kingery's case drew national attention to the phenomenon of "grandpa dumping": stressed-out adult children abandoning their ailing parents. Kingery is now in Kentucky being taken care of by relatives.

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