26 years after killing husband, abuse...

26 years after killing husband, abused woman confronts past

There are 8 comments on the News Observer story from Feb 18, 2007, titled 26 years after killing husband, abused woman confronts past. In it, News Observer reports that:

They married as high school sweethearts. They lived as abuser and abused. But when he threatened to kill their three daughters, she killed him with several gunshots.

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Dillon, SC

#1 Feb 18, 2007
yep not guilty

she had reason to fear for her life so she acted first.

Henderson, TX

#2 Feb 19, 2007
do not threaten, just do it.

United States

#3 Feb 6, 2012
I am her daughter and i am very thankful she stood up for me my sisters and herself

Benton, AR

#4 Feb 15, 2012
No matter how you spin it it is still premeditated murder. I was abused 12 years ,you can walk away. He was still a human being. How about forgiveness. About tired of you walking around like you lost something. I know your not mourning the loss of your father so you can stop hating his family they are the ones that lost someone they loved. So get over yourself daughter.

Clarksburg, WV

#5 Feb 16, 2012
these men are control freaks keep your hands off enjoy your life daughter awesome you stay behind mom

United States

#6 Feb 25, 2012
12jurors disagreed with pre meditated murder or even murder believe they called it justifiable homicide and esponged her record. Btw i have never walked around town like i lost something bc i dont. Shows how well you know me. I am always smiling and happy. And your right i dont mourn the man, never have and never will. Please stop referring to yourself as family bc your not. As i tell people when asked we happen to have the same last nane but im sorry i dont know who your talking about. So you get over yourself. I dont plan on making this out as a big debate with you bc i could really care less about the topic.
outside looking in

United States

#7 Jun 19, 2012
I knew him well from the first grade until the day she eliminated the sorry bastard. I know how controlling he was and the abuse she went through that i saw first hand.I testified the truth at the trial about him and she was absolutely justified in what she did and the jury agreed. Some people just plain need killing and he happened to be in that group.I will never ever regret helping her be found not guilty for doing something that many many people wanted to do themselves including the local law that had to deal with him constantly.I admire her justified courage to protect herself and the girls!!
Logan LeeAnn Richardson

Fort Worth, TX

#8 Oct 13, 2013
Wow I can't believe some of the stuff I'm reading. Just so everyone on here knows that this man yall are speaking of is my uncle and some of the crude and rude and uncalled for comments need to subside please and thank you.... I'd surely appreciate it

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