- Associated Press - Friday, August 5, 2016

OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. (AP) - A self-defense class will be offered to members of Mississippi’s hearing-impaired community after a deaf couple was attacked inside their home.

The Clarion-Ledger (https://on.thec-l.com/2azoIXf) reports Angela Maria Nardolillo, a California-based jiu-jitsu instructor who knows American Sign Language, will be teaching a series of self-defense classes in Madison. One of the classes will be strictly for those who are hearing-impaired.

The announcement comes after Olive Branch Police Maj. William Cox says 68-year-old Diann Kelley and 78-year-old Jimmy Kelley were found bound and beaten July 18 in their home. Both are deaf.

The three suspects - 20-year-old Jeffrey Richardson, 19-year-old Charles Gayles and a juvenile - were arrested soon after the attack on charges of home invasion, aggravated assault and attempted murder.

More information about the class can be found at www.takemeoffthegrid.org.


Information from: The Clarion-Ledger, https://www.clarionledger.com

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