At 81, the only thing you should be worried about is if Eleanor is gonna beat you at Bingo again Friday night.
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“The next-door neighbor of 81-year-old Laura Shifrina, who was found bludgeoned to death in her apartment last month, has been charged with murder.
Tammie Galloway, of Needham, was arraigned in Dedham District Court Friday and charged with murder and larceny of a motor vehicle, theBoston Globe
She was arrested Thursday, although authorities opted not to release her name until the arraignment.
Shifrina lived in the Needham Housing Authority’s elderly-home complex for 15 years before her death. A prosecutor said Galloway had developed a “good relationship” with Shifrina during this time.
Her body was discovered by her daughter on May 31 during a well-being check. Authorities said the killing took place on May 28.
An investigation indicated that Galloway was grocery shopping and attended a funeral that day. Prosecutors believe she brutally attacked Shifrina afterwards, and robbed her of her wallet, cellphone and other valuables, the Globe reported.
On May 30, Galloway met with a man she was dating and gave him a newly purchased pair of shoes and allegedly showed off a wad of cash.
The elderly woman was found with several lacerations to her neck, a severed jugular vein, broken ribs and cuts on her arm, the Globe reported.
After the attack, authorities say Galloway stole Shifrina’s 2011 Ford Fiesta and later parked it in Dorchester.
The car was discovered 24 hours later with a parking ticket under the windshield wiper. According toWCVB.com
, Galloway was seen on surveillance video using bleach to wipe the handles of the car.
Galloway was also recorded discarding items in a trash container on Wrentham Street in Dorchester.
Authorities did find blood stains matching the victim’s DNA in Galloway’s purse.
According to WCVB, Galloway is originally from North Carolina and has a previous criminal history.
She is expected to return to court on July 28.”
Mrs. Shifrina was a brilliant, beautiful woman; a Jewish refugee from Russia who immigrated to the US about 15 years ago with her daughter and family. Before immigrating, she worked for the Moscow Aviation Institute as a Software Engineer. This woman was a fucking unicorn – a woman in STEM from a communist nation? She was also an active part of local Russian and science clubs, even editing bulletins for them.
I was outraged when this story first hit the news cycle at the end of May, and even angrier still when they couldn’t immediately locate the pile of excrement responsible for this heinous attack – NSTB was not blessed with the patience of a saint, unfortunately. However, it didn’t take Needham PD long to find the slugrake responsible – 55-year-old Tammie Patrice Galloway.
Originally from North Carolina, Tammie is a career criminal who took advantage of Mrs. Shifrina. Lulled into a false sense of security by befriending Tammie, Mrs. Shifrina was viciously brutalized before being robbed of her cash, personal effects, and what was referred to as her most prized possession – her 2011 Ford Fiesta.
Do you know how fucking sad and enraged that makes me? This elderly woman, who by all accounts still had all her mental faculties about her, was scootin’ around town in her little hot hatch, enjoying her independence at her advanced age, and this steaming pile of dogshit robbed her of not only her possessions, but the remainder of her life.
This is the face of pure fucking evil.
Still waiting on more of a motive – why was this so fucking violent? All that stabbing, the broken ribs, it all sounds very personal and not just your run-of-the-mill grandma grab.
Tammie was arrested last night on an unrelated gun charge, but was formally charged in the murder and arraigned this morning. See the video here:
For whatever reason, the police didn’t name her until arraignment, which is a bit odd, so I am interested to see how the rest of this plays out.
This hoodtastic beast deserves nothing short of being drawn and quartered for her crimes – she has never been a contributing member of society (I’m sure that’s the reason she lives in an elderly/subsidized complex in the first place) and she’s just plain fucking twisted. I mean, check out this FB live video she posted a few weeks before murdering Mrs. Shifrina:
No one cares about your waist trainer, no one cares that you lost weight or that you’re working out, no one cares about the mooseknuckle you got going on above your floppy fupa. You are fucking disgusting and should have been wiped off this planet long before your path crossed with the light of Mrs. Shifrina’s.
I have hope that the book is going to be thrown at her (and bonked over her empty fucking melon a few times) since she was held without bail after her arraignment. I’m going to be following this one closely.