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Wife beating or passionate argument?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Evil ... Thy name is Orville Redenbacher!!, Jul 14, 2012.

  1. This is THE big story in W.Va this week ...

    A woman who came into a battered woman's shelter claimed she'd been chained up and abused by her husband for 10 years. Among the allegations:
    He hit her with a hit frying pan
    She delivered a fully formed stillborn baby after he punched her in the stomach
    He dropped a tractor bucket on her feet
    He burned her back and breasts with a hot iron

    The crisis center woman took 45 pictures of the woman's injuries. Police arrested the guy.
    Thursday in magistrate court, in a prelim. hearing, the woman attempted to explain away everything as an accident or the result of a passionate argument.
    She even sat behind her husband before being called to the stand to testify.
    The magistrate bound the case over to a grand jury.

    This is a story from Thursday hearing ..

    The initial AP story was very well done. The AP writer even contacted the woman's dad in Alexandria, who had no comment.
  2. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    The 50 Shades of Gray thread is over on "Anything Goes..."
  3. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    The victim not willing to leave their abuser has to be the most frustrating part of the job for crisis center workers.
  4. franticscribe

    franticscribe Well-Known Member

    She sounds like the prototypical long-term domestic abuse victim. The guy can still be convicted, even though she's changed her story. The key will be how well the authorities and the shelter documented her initial story and accompanying evidence, i.e. photographs of her injuries.
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