I really hate the fact that this woman had NO ONE to help her. Bless her heart. I think that she felt she had no choice and after all that abuse she wasn't thinking clearly. No matter what, the justice system failed to protect her. Donna, if you ever get word of this note, let all the people (including myself) who have prayed for you & who wonder a lot on how you and your family are doing. Just maybe let all of us know, it's not us being nosy, it's us caring & hoping you and your son are closer than ever. Sincerely Melissa
I agree, this woman was abused and no one stepped up to stop her husband. I hope she is having an awesome life ...she truly deserves it.
I could not agree more ! I hope she is truly happy . The "system" failed her and her son.
I was at CWCF with Donna for a short period of time, spent time with her on the Fire Brigade unit. The system def. failed her and her son and to deny her parole after 18+ years is just another failure to her and her son.
I spent time with Donna at CWCF and was on the Fire Brigade unit with her for sometime. The system def. failed her and her son and to add a parole denial is adding salt to an already open wound.Donna I wish you nothing but the best in life and hope that you've been able to move past these demons.
I really feel for what this lady went thru. So much abuse.You will be in my prayers.
While I definitely feel for Donna, I cannot say that I respect her. She hired two men, one a teenager, to shoot and kill her husband. I know both of the men she hired to kill Dennis and I can honestly say that she made a serious mistake. It is a mistake that she has never made up for and never will. Two members of my family lost valuable time with us because of her. Yes, Charles and Edward made a mistake by accepting her offer, but she chose them because she knew how they'd been raised. Both of them had been raised in a home where even raising your voice to a woman was considered wrong. Much less hitting one! She chose them because she knew that they were both very passionate about women being abused. I'm very sorry that the justice system failed her but she DID bring it on herself and has no one to blame but herself.
First off! You can not Blame Her for the tow young men and the poor choices they made. They could and probably should have said no. They could have gone to the authorities and let them know what she had requested. There are so many different scenarios as to how it all could have been played out differently. Bottom line, it was a poor choice all round and each person involved is and was responsible for their actions. What goes much deeper here is, Forgiveness! As a woman who lived and survived abuse, I can't imagine making that choice, but I am not judge nor jury... God forgives and let's us start over with renewed hope, and I wish her, and the two young men peace in their hearts and remewed hope in life and love!
I believe the killing was wrong but the guys who did it did NOT have a gun to their heads. They killed the man for money. Donna was trying to survive. The system failed Donna who was married to a cop..untouchable by the system then. I know how she felt. I live with a cop and emtional abuse. Not as terrifying but horrendously painful. It is inexcuseable but inexcapeable. I pray Donna and her son have a joyful life. They more than deserve it.
She did what she had to do. I don't think anyone would want to bring that kind of life on themselves. Until u walk a day in her shoes or any abused woman's shoes. U really wanted understand. I will tell u from experience when u live in fear everyday of the person that's supposed to love and protect u. U never know the dramatic decisions u will make.
Your wrong, the b%$!@?/ that abused her and the system that failed her is to blame, she felt she had no other choice.
As a once battered wife (strangled to unconsciousness twice, punched, kicked, thrown around, and almost drowned in my bathtub all in front of my two preschooler. I know the horror Donna experienced. When I got the chance, I hid in a women's shelter for three months. I had my car repossessed so he couldn't track me through it, then left the state. That was in 1984. He still abuses alcohol and heroine. He's been married three times, all have left due to abuse. I am happily remarried to a man who loves both my children as if they were his own. I was fortunate to get away. I support Donna completely. It's my greatest desire to see the movie again with a different ending, such as attending her son's wedding or his children's birthday parties, like me.
I understand why she felt she had to do it. I was beat black and blue by my 280 pound bully husband ( I was maybe 100 lbs. ) with a belt buckle in 1971 and had the bruises from above my knees to my buttocks for over 3 months that summer and I could not get away. After being choked when pregnant bit and slapped ,not allowed to go pee for hours when I was pregnant and being put in a small bedroom while he chain smoked blowing the smoke in the room because I have always hated cigarette smoke. The things these monsters will do is unbelievable. The Police would do nothing to help in the 1970s and if they did, the creep would be out of jail after a few hours. I was a lucky one because after having our son I believe he let me get away because he didn't want to deal with a crying baby. No woman should be treated like a prisoner and a piece of property. I wish Donna all the best, she done nothing wrong!!! the system did and that is a fact.
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