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Powder Springs man gets 10 years for attack on mother


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After assaulting his mother during a domestic dispute, Powder Springs resident Terrance Paul Corry was sentenced this week to 10-years in prison. Cobb County Superior Court found Corry guilty of elder abuse, aggravated assault, aggravated battery, criminal damage to property, and obstruction of justice. The charges stem from a May 2020 incident in which Corry attacked his 77-year-old mother, Glenda Haygood.

Relative said Corry, who struggled with homelessness and drug addiction for years, was staying with Haygood at her home on Pine Valley Drive during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic. On May 24, 2020, Corry began “cursing and behaving erratically’ while Haygood was eating breakfast with 88-year-old Robert Holbrook. Holbrook left the home and returned hours later, but was refused entry to the house by Corry. Holbrook contacted the police and requested a wellness check, but according to the news release, “there was no obvious indication anything was amiss.” One of Haygood’s daughters arrived at the home later and upon seeing blood, called 911 again. First responders came to the house a second time. This time Corry came out of the home with bloodstained clothes. Haygood was later found lying in a corner with broken ribs, a fractured jaw, and bleeding from multiple wounds. A meat cleaver, investigators say, was lodged in the frame above her. Haygood was hospitalized and survived her injuries. She remains in recovery.

In addition to his 10 year sentence, Superior Court Judge Kellie Hill sentenced Corry to 10 years probation.

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