Special needs man will likely need walker for rest of life after caretaker at group home allegedly shot him over piece of chicken
An investigation is underway at a southwest Houston group home after a man with special needs said he was shot by someone who was supposed to be his caretaker -- apparently over barbecue chicken.
Former resident speaks out about unlicensed disabled and elderly group home where residents lived in fear
She said residents lived in fear of violence from the home’s owner and other managers. Cynthia Jackson, 60, said she had nowhere else to go in August 2019, after she was released from Ben Taub Hospital’s psychiatric ward. “The caseworker (at Ben Taub) told me that they were going to call the group home,” she said. Jackson said many of the residents at the group homes where she lived between August 2019 and August 2020 came from Ben Taub Hospital. If they had an income and Ben Taub would send them there, he would say 'put 'em somewhere,” Jackson said.