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Old 07-08-2011, 12:16 AM
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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I'm reading an autobiography of that famous attorney from Miami, Ellis Rubin, and he details some of his extreme cases he's tried.

A 30+YO daughter bludgeoned her father so badly, with a 2X4, his face was unrecognizable, resembling a bean bag, even police officers had to look away. I once read a case of a husband who stabbed his wife 99 times! Sheesh! Talk about overkill!

The prosecutor's, in this case, thought they had a slamdunk case, a sure candidate for the electric chair, but another daughter stepped forward with shocking revelations of physical abuse (of the mother as well) and sexual abuse right up until her 20's while living with him.

And then, the dam finally burst one day (16 years of sexual cruelty) and off into a black-out they go!

Thoughtfully, the jury set her free, and it ended up being a landmark case of Battered Woman Syndrome.

So when you happen to come across any overkill case in the newspaper, do you ever stop to think what may lie behind it?

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