A woman leaves her abusive husband and spends months trying to get law enforcement authorities to help her escape her abuser. In 1983, she survives one of the most brutal and vicious incidents of domestic violence I've ever encountered. She will file a civil lawsuit against the city an the police department for failing to protect her.
Tracey Thurman Motuzick
Patricia Brennan, The Washington Post, "A Cry for Help," Oct 1, 1989.
Thurman v. City of Torrington, Ruling on Motion to Dismiss, Retrieved from Harvard.edu, Oct 23, 1984.
Republican-American, "She survived thirteen stab wounds, a broken neck," Jun 9, 2008.
A woman finds out her husband of 10 years is having an affair and takes matters into her own hands - in a particularly gruesome way.
David, Lindsay and Clara Harris in happier times.
An abused woman spends years being beaten and terrorized by her husband while police and others turn a blind eye. In desperation, she takes the law into her own hands.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline (U.S.) 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
Victim Support (U.K.) www.victimsupport.org.uk
Domestic Violence Resource Centre (AU) www.dvrcv.org.au
U.S. Dept. of Justice Office on Violence Against Women www.justice.gov/ovw
People show support for the defendant at the trial of Francine Hughes./Farrah Fawcett's portrayal of Francine in "The Burning Bed".