3 arrested in beating, burning of woman, 83

Dorothy Dow, 83, was brutally attacked in her home in Grantville. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

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Dorothy Dow, 83, was brutally attacked in her home in Grantville. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

Three men, two of whom previously worked on the property, have been arrested in connection with the brutal attack of an 83-year-old Grantville woman in her home, authorities said.

Justin Pierce Grady, 38, of Grantville, Cortavious Deshun Heard, 18, of Grantville and Hogansville, and Shanquavios Keontrell Cameron, 17, of Hogansville, are being held without bond in the Meriwether County jail, the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reported.

Grady and Heard previously worked at the home of Dorothy Dow, who was beaten and set on fire late Thursday, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

The attackers broke both of Dow’s arms and left cuts and bruises on her face, officials said. The people also poured a flammable liquid on Dow and lit it.

Dow was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment, where she remains, officials said.