Saturday, December 11, 2004

Woman shoots abusive husband

Woman Will Not Be Charged For Shooting Husband: [Original Link has gone - try this link - not the first story on the page]

Don't know how I missed this last week. Hat tip to Liberty Belles.
A woman won't face charges after she shot and killed her husband, who had cut her telephone line and used a shovel to break open her door following weeks of domestic violence.

Joy Burgess, 26, shot Brian Lee Gathings, 29, with a handgun about 5:30 a.m. Wednesday. Seconds earlier, he used a short-handle shovel to pry open her back door.
Her mother had the best line: "The restraining order was not worth the paper it was wrote on."

I have had my say on restraining orders or protection orders in other posts. When the police and the courts can't protect you - and they can't protect you - you must protect yourself.

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