Frederick Johnson was 44 years old living in Chicago. Johnson was diagnosed with Bipolar and Schizophrenia . As a result, Johnson had two caretakers. His caretakers were collecting the disability checks as payment. Johnson passed away on June 25th. According to eye witnesses, Johnson was being tortured by his caretakers prior to his death. “She saw Carter punishing Johnson by making him bend over to touch his toes for several hours and that Carter struck the man with a wooden stick every time he got out of position, Murphy said. The witness said that she saw Carter hit the man in the ribs with a large chain and that she saw him enter a room with a hammer and heard the victim cry out in pain.” Johnson died from blunt force trauma. Each caretaker has been charged with first degree murder. More of this story here.
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