Marge Cook has been trying for seven years to gain guardianship of her now, 24 year old grandson. Originally guardianized at 18, her grandson had suffered the abuse and molestation of his stepfather for years which was never addressed and a subsequent psychological shock. Now, he is a prisoner in a residential home and his grandmother cannot see him, cannot contact him and doesn't know for sure where he is even being held at this point.
Orignally held in Ohio, Marge was able to get her grandson transferred to Michigan where she resides. Ohio had promised that if she took her grandson to Genessee Community Health, guardianship would be transferred to her. Instead, her grandson was given to a professional fiduciary who immediately had him housed in a residential home owned by Eric McBean.
McBean had been previously cited for illegal imprisonment on his Mill Road Home. He owns two others and whether Marge's grandson is housed in one of these is uncertain.
Although Marge has petitioned repeatedly for guardianship of her grandson, Genesee County has refused to even recognize her efforts. Marge has had to battle Judge Jennie E. Barkey, a judge who has been disqualified and over ruled in several other guardianship cases.